How to make candles translucent

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Marcel2586
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How to make candles translucent

Postby Marcel2586 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:26 am

Read the PDF for the explanation.

Candle.png


Here the PDF file.
Translucent candles.pdf
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Re: How to make candles translucent

Postby sigstan » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:37 pm

Good tutorial!

I'm wondering if you could not use the gradient as an alpha map (opacity) for the candle body. This could be used to make the candle body more transparent in the top gradually going to non transparent. If the light source is the wick, then it should shine through the candle in a convincing way and it would save a light source. It would probably also be easier to set up.

Regarding the Reality translucency option it requires some color math to make it work as expected. I always forget how, because I rarely use it :)
/Sigstan

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Re: How to make candles translucent

Postby Marcel2586 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:56 pm

sigstan wrote:Good tutorial!

I'm wondering if you could not use the gradient as an alpha map (opacity) for the candle body.


I was also thinking about that, even use a geometry shell with alpa to let to do the job, but then i was thinking When is the candle realy the subject.
Now i know you could make the top of the candle make look like it is melting and i think i did it with a gradient map. i have to start to write things down. And thank you Sigstan, for the compliment.

And feel free to make it easier, i am not mr know it all. ;)
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Re: How to make candles translucent

Postby owakulukem » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:36 pm

Thanks Marcel
Been trying to get this effect for a while. Thanks for the tutorial.

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Re: How to make candles translucent

Postby Marcel2586 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:43 am

You are welcome
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