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Tutorial: Ice Material


epee-glace.jpgLet's face it, a good material can make even a cube look amazing. This tutorial will show you how to make just such a material.

Blender user cyaNn has been nice enough to show us how to create an ice material, and even gives us an extensive list of other material possibilities through the use of varying indices of refraction. What's even better is that it's not hard to re-create since cyaNn has laid out the settings panel by panel.

You can find the tutorial (in pdf form) here. Remember to right click and save as!

You can take a look at the final result in the pdf or take a look at the inset which was done (with some lighting help) from Olivier Saraja.

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Just a guy really into 3D, especially where Blender is concerned.


  1. This sort of tut´s i like - short ,presented well ( pictures, refrac. list at the end....)
    ...and a good basement to learn what are these buttons for ;-)


  2. There's no nodes because it was written a couple of years ago guys :-) But it's still good (although I see a couple spots I missed in the translation)

    An updated one with nodes would be interesting too. Wonder about the speed differences.

  3. Hey hey, I'm not forget.
    As I made some scene with cinema4d, I found my name on the ice tutorial I made 2 years ago.... héhé thanks.

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