Simple glass with whisky and caustics

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Martini
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Simple glass with whisky and caustics

Post by Martini » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:32 pm

Here is a 'simple' glass that I modelled (it's a Duralex Picardie model that you see frequently in cafés) and it started out in Cycles, but looked terrible so obviously I had to switch to LuxCore, and add some liquid, ice and caustics :lol:

I rendered with PhotonGI caustic cache because it adds a nice brightness and warmth to the interior parts of the glass and ice, and light tracing for the actual caustics. I had to re-render about 15% of the frames with a different seed value (I also had to modify one of the BlendLuxCore addon files to allow me to automate this) because sometimes the caustic brightness just goes crazy high, and causes intense flickering in an animation.

Render time was about 4 - 5 minutes per frame at 384 samples.

I plan to make a better (more fancy) glass for the whisky later, but right now I lack time and motivation :oops:

This is my first contribution to this topic, hope you like it! Feedback welcome.

Short animation: https://youtu.be/_eAn51ynjro
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Re: Simple glass with whisky and caustics

Post by Luximage » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:24 am

It's looking good.

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Re: Simple glass with whisky and caustics

Post by Sharlybg » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:29 am

Luximage wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:24 am
It's looking good.
So good I shared it on youtube :D .
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Re: Simple glass with whisky and caustics

Post by Martini » Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:38 am

Sharlybg wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:29 am
Luximage wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:24 am
It's looking good.
So good I shared it on youtube :D .
Thank you! :D
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