Wax Shader

I recently made some tests for wax in blender, any comments are appreciated.

This is a test with two spheres and Suzanne:

http://apieceofstring.com/albums/antiggo/waxtest.jpg

And this is a candle for the recent speed modeling challenge:

http://apieceofstring.com/albums/album02/Candle.jpg

Both achived using blender Ambient Occulsion and the new 2.34 Ramp Shaders.

-Antiggo

that has turned out nice! it actually looks quite real. i would perhaps apply a slight bump map as it looks a little too smooth and uniform… it looks like you ahve already used the ramp shader… if u haven’t, try using that to give a bit more colour variance near the base of the candle.

very good overall - especially the scene :wink:

No offence, but a habbit of reading posts can be useful. :wink:

self quote:

Both achived using blender Ambient Occulsion and the new 2.34 Ramp Shaders.

Thank you for your comment. It has several bump maps already, maybe I should apply some more.

-Antiggo

Looks very good. How about a candle with some drops running down the side?

The wax looks pretty well done, good use of ramps.

“Both achived using blender Ambient Occulsion and the new 2.34 Ramp Shaders.”

woops - sorry for not reading :slight_smile:

Not too bad. The floor under the candle make it look pretty huge though. It looks like laminated flooring. I’ve never seen a table with that kind of wood before.

Anyway, the main point is about the material and it looks too much like ceramic. Try decreasing the hardness of the specularity.

Hey that shader is extremely nice! Are You willing to share your secrets?

Yeonil

Thank you for your comments!

Not too bad. The floor under the candle make it look pretty huge though. It looks like laminated flooring. I’ve never seen a table with that kind of wood before.

Well, it was for SMC, I didn’t look too long for a texture, but I agree with you.

Are You willing to share your secrets?

This is a combination of ramp shaders, bump maps and different lighting. I might post the blend once I am staisfyed with the result.

Here is an update:

http://apieceofstring.com/albums/antiggo/wax_test2.jpg

Any c&c very appreciated.

-Antiggo

Now it looks almost photoreal, I really like where this is going.

nice. looks very waxy.

Oh no! Now we have wax testicles too :wink:

Where was this SMC at?

Nice work … I like this stuff … it would be nice if you’d make some candles of different colors…

md01

try brighter colors :smiley:

Good job, Antiggo - that’s a very nice shader.