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How to make candles translucent

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:26 am
by Marcel2586
Read the PDF for the explanation.

Candle.png


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

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:37 pm
by sigstan
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 :)

Re: How to make candles translucent

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:56 pm
by Marcel2586

Re: How to make candles translucent

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:36 pm
by owakulukem
Thanks Marcel
Been trying to get this effect for a while. Thanks for the tutorial.

Re: How to make candles translucent

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:43 am
by Marcel2586
You are welcome