I’m a HUGE fan of “Mad Men”, so here’s my tribute
Blender 2.63 + Cycles, 500 samples (full global illumination), 4 Lamps, no “floor” (background is a Gradient Texture), no fluid simulation ( watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pX9j5WHl-c ).
Nice render! I have a few suggestion though.
The liquid doesn’t really look like liquid. I really can’t put my finger on it, but I think of frosted glass when I look at it. More variations on the ice cube would really help the scene out, right now they look to uniform. Perhaps maybe a background/floor plane would help the image out a little, I don’t really like the harsh black to grey transition.
Other than that I like it, good job.
the ice looks all wrong, (way too wiggly) but you are on the right track. Did you use the correct IOR for everything?
Here’s the third version; IORs are ok (Shader is a Mix, factor 0.1, Glass + Translucent), but in the second version I extra-modeled the meshes (maybe I shouldn’t have done that :-))
Ok, here’s the tut! Thank you guys!!