Let'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.
Wow!! That was awesome! Looks really realistic!
Holly!! excellent material gonna read right now!
Ha I expected to see some crazy node material setup but no, single shader used :-O
Wow looks good.
This sort of tutÂ´s i like - short ,presented well ( pictures, refrac. list at the end....)
...and a good basement to learn what are these buttons for ;-)
THANKS FOR SHARING THAT TO US !
cool material :)
Congratulations. Best Ice Ever.
New materials tutorials are always accepted. Added to my personal library. ;)
If you want an even more realistic effect, have your mesh emit some hair particles inward (a negative normal number) and add some randomness.
It would be nice to have a .blend file.........
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.
it isn't showing up for me, could someone send it to me at [email protected] ?
Great tute, It may be older, but still great.
Nice Ice! hahahahahahahahahha
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.... hÃ©hÃ© thanks.
ooh nice. 5 years later i find this useful. :/