Glass Jar

I decided to learn shaders and texturing much better so i have currently been using cycles alot.

My latest work is a simple Glass jar. took about 20min to complete but the shading took sometime


It doesn’t look like it has a solid bottom?

Glass shader looks good.

Bottom is a bit thin.

Whats supposed to be in the jar? I looks like solid gold. How did that get in the jar?

It looks pretty good so far, but it would be better if you used smooth shading, that would remove the weird stripes from the glass

A liquid in a glass is not quite as simple as you think:

Correct (left) vs incorrect (right) - taken from Mental Ray docs
Read those few paragraphs in that link to see how to solve it.