glass effect

In the gallery i’ve seen so many brilliant designs but i cant help wondering how people make the glass efeect i tried making a highbal once and it didn’t look like glass, could someone help me, i would be gratful

assign the color of glass you want. i usually put the alpha to .500 go into the mirror transparency (under the materials tab) and make sure ray tranparancy is set to on. to get a nice shine, set the spec to 1, and the hardness anywhere over 255. hope this helps