Strange artefacts in a glass container

Hi everyone ! That’s my first post and my first project without following a tutorial. :slight_smile:

I’m trying to model a pyramid-shaped hourglass but I noticed strange artefacts in the glass structure when I render it. Does anyone have a clue about how I could change this?
For information, there is no texture, only materials and a lot of lights.

By the way, I’m new to this forum. Should I open a new thread for each question I’d have or a single thread about this project? :slight_smile:

Thanks!

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It has overlapping geometry with the sand and the inside surface of the glass. Inside surface of the glass also has normals pointing in the wrong direction.


Left: overlapping surfaces. Right: face directions of the inside surface

This might be of interest also http://adaptivesamples.com/2013/10/19/fluid-in-a-glass/

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Thanks for your answer ! I thought it would be more physically accurate to have the two surfaces perfectly match each other so I simply copy/pasted the glass to make the sand, hence the overlapping.
I have inverted the inner normals and resized the sand surface to make it be in the glass volume and it works. :slight_smile: Thank you!