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marc
11-03-2008, 06:44 AM
Hello everyone,

after a rather lengthy break I need to render something in Lightwave again and, for the first time, need subsurface scattering. I found that nine different nodes (materials and shaders) seem to be capable to deliver such an effect. Unfortunately the documentation doesn't consistently say which node is best for which effect.

What should I use for realistic (yet swiftly rendering) milk? Any hints for the settings?

Cheers,
Marc

archijam
11-03-2008, 07:05 AM
forum search. milk is a popular one.

Matt
11-03-2008, 08:03 AM
My attempt at a glass of milk. Did this a while ago, could get better results now I think.

Used the SIGMA2 node on the milk, and Dielectric on the glass. Will dig the scene out and have a look.

JeffrySG
11-03-2008, 03:41 PM
...and that looks like one of your formica textures too! :)

Matt
11-03-2008, 05:23 PM
...and that looks like one of your formica textures too! :)

It is! :)

Matt
11-03-2008, 07:25 PM
Another milk in a glass test!

Matt
11-04-2008, 09:47 AM
Here's the LW 9.5 scene file for the above glass if anyone is interested.

Panikos
11-04-2008, 09:58 AM
Another milk in a glass test!

Very dark in my opinion, according to the overall ambience :hey:

Matt
11-04-2008, 10:44 AM
Very dark in my opinion, according to the overall ambience :hey:

Hence the test! Not perfect, but gives people a scene to play with!

:)

Iain
11-13-2008, 03:04 AM
I think that's pretty convincing milk. I like the darkening at the base of the glass.

Thomas M.
11-13-2008, 04:45 AM
Mmmh, looks like white diluted paint. Milk is always yellow depending on the amount of fat.

Iain
11-13-2008, 04:58 AM
Milk is always yellow depending on the amount of fat.

Not sure I agree with that. I'd say milk always has a creamy tint and maybe some grey or blue from it's translucent properties but yellow would be pushing it.

I don't think this is perfect but if the lighting was warmer and stronger, it would be almost there.

Matt
11-13-2008, 05:19 AM
Well, the scene is posted there guys! Hit me with your milky goodness!

(That was wrong wasn't it!)

colkai
11-13-2008, 06:35 AM
Well, the scene is posted there guys! Hit me with your milky goodness!

(That was wrong wasn't it!)

On so many levels... :p EEwwww. :D

geothefaust
11-22-2008, 05:36 PM
Matt, don't make another post!!!! Not because that was disgustingly funny... Because your post count is 6,666. :p