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Rendering Marbles with caustics

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shubhmehta
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Rendering Marbles with caustics

wanted to know the tips and tricks to render marbles with caustics in Arnold 2.1.0.1 and Maya

http://leegriggs.com/caustics.

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maxtarpini
in reply to: shubhmehta

Oh God, spent 1hr looking at all those wonderful images and just forgot what was all about 🙂

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lee_griggs
in reply to: shubhmehta

There is a caustics tutorial here.

Those examples use a Mix shader, which is really useful for this type of shading effect.

Lee Griggs
Arnold rendering specialist
AUTODESK
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Anonymous
in reply to: shubhmehta

If u try the physical way, then better to model the marbles layer by layer (kinda make random designs and then put them all together inside a sphere). Now textures those design first, then the outer sphere mesh.

The procedure way, take two spheres(outer and inner), apply procedures shader process to both.

You gonna cry a lot if you rendering a bunch of marbles, coz render time wont bargain.

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lee_griggs
in reply to: Anonymous

Sounds good. Do you have any examples to show?

Lee Griggs
Arnold rendering specialist
AUTODESK
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Anonymous
in reply to: lee_griggs

Here you go Buddy. 15min maya workout. This is just the basic level set up, can be much better.

Render time 10min-20180223-153515.jpg

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lee_griggs
in reply to: Anonymous

Nice work!

Lee Griggs
Arnold rendering specialist
AUTODESK

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