Transparent Backlit Plastic Material Help

Hi all,

I have been trying to create a transparent plastic material like the attached image for quite some time now (in cycles and BI).

I’ve tried glass + transparent, translucent + transparent, and adding glossy in also…

I’m guessing the grey around the edges would be from the environment colour, and then the shot is backlit and the material is transparent, I just can’t seem to get a good combo for this.

I’d really appreciate anyone’s help on this and / or a node set up screenshot.

Thanks in advance. Anyone and everyone’s help is much appreciated. :yes:

Here’s my best shot, it may give you some ideas for facing+colorramp. I believe that the reference render you posted was created with nodes similar to this, and that it has no real world analog. In other words you can’t combine glass+translucent+xyz, you just fake it.

Blend on dropbox

Thanks a lot for that Photox! I’ve just downloaded it and no doubt will spend some time studying the setup. I was trying to do something with ramps but couldn’t quite get there, what you’ve provided will be a great help, thanks again.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Thanks a lot, much appreciated!