There have certainly been a few pool pics here lately, by Prince, etc, so…
Well, I’ve seen quite a few CG pool pictures, so I decided to give it a go myself. I believe there was a tutorial outlining a pic quite like this in the event that someone else wants to give it a go, though I went off of vague memories.
The pool ball textures are both procedural and image based. I made the images myself in Photoshop after a rather fruitless search on the interenet for high res pics. I made the bump map in Photoshop as well. Anyhow. The procedural textures are simply low noise size stucci and the flecks on the cue are musgrave multifractal with low noise size.
I need to work on the reflections, lighting and perhaps more on the textures, etc.