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a sandwhich
05-30-2010, 03:58 PM
Hey, still very new to surfacing and texturing, I decided to create a glass bowl. I made the bowl and a background, how exactly would I give it a glass like appearance? sorry if this is not the appropriate forum.

Dexter2999
05-30-2010, 04:01 PM
There are glass presets you can begin with. The presets are under F9 on Windows by default. Click on the WorkSpace dropdown and go to Glass.

Good Luck

Kuzey
05-30-2010, 04:10 PM
You can also try www.presetcentral.com they have a few glass type presets as well :D

Kuzey

speismonqui
05-30-2010, 05:05 PM
ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movies/w3dw/glass.mov

Also check out the last tutorial on the list:
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108700&highlight=tutorials

a sandwhich
05-30-2010, 07:08 PM
Thanks. I also tried to make it reflective using the mirror preset, but that just turned it black. Any ideas on whats happening?

jameswillmott
05-30-2010, 07:14 PM
Post what you're getting so far, it might help work out what's going wrong. Did you remember to turn raytraced reflections on in the render panel?

jasonwestmas
05-30-2010, 07:45 PM
Nobody likes to use the dielectric material?

Dexter2999
05-30-2010, 07:58 PM
"Mirror" can only reflect what is around it. So, if your backdrop color is black that is going to happen. You need an environment or image like an HDRI for a good "mirror" look.

a sandwhich
05-31-2010, 09:26 AM
Thank you, the problem was that I hadn't turned on raytraced reflections. Feel somewhat stupid. I was finally able to get the glass to work also.

a sandwhich
05-31-2010, 10:23 AM
Heres one picture of the glass. I like it, but the darker area around the top edge is kind of annoying. What would I adjust to decrease that a little.

oops, the second one is kinda messed up

a sandwhich
06-03-2010, 02:22 PM
K, nevermind. i asked a lot of people and all of them thought the dark made it look good.

JeffrySG
06-03-2010, 02:31 PM
Nobody likes to use the dielectric material?

lol, I do. :)

jasonwestmas
06-03-2010, 03:08 PM
lol, I do. :)

Yeah I kind of like to take advantage of materials too. Less setup to do.

JeffrySG
06-03-2010, 04:35 PM
Yeah I kind of like to take advantage of materials too. Less setup to do.

The only time I don't use them is if I'm really concerned about render times. If it's for a still I usually use them.