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Author Topic: Melting Candle  (Read 5255 times)

davdud101

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Melting Candle
« on: October 14, 2010, 07:30:15 pm »

Hey, guys... so I made this candle and plate by lathing.... I used a little of neodelito's glowing surface tutorial for the flame. Tell me how it is.
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Re: Melting Candle
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 08:28:31 pm »

That looks great, davdud! :)
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Re: Melting Candle
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 10:21:19 pm »

Thanks!
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Re: Melting Candle
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 10:59:42 pm »

Ooh! can I see the glow tutorial? I've always wanted to use it
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Re: Melting Candle
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 09:36:28 am »

Nice!

An Idea to make it a bit more realistic looking (the candle wax looks like plastic a bit now) is adding translucency. Anim8or of course does not have this, but if you look at pictures from lit candles ( http://www.freefoto.com/images/90/18/90_18_85---Christmas-Candle_web.jpg?&k=Christmas+Candle ) it is pretty straight-forward; at the top there is more light shining through the wax, as you go down less light comes through.

Now a way to achieve this in Anim8or I think would be to add an Emissive texture to your candle material : a pretty normal gradient with at the top yellow-ish light shining through, fading to black for the bottom (black = no light emitted)

Not sure if it would work but you can give it a try for extra realism :)

Also, but you know this already, some lighting/shadows would add to the candle-effect ;)

Gd luck & nice going!
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Re: Melting Candle
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010, 04:43:47 pm »

very nice!
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Re: Melting Candle
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 06:06:40 pm »

good job..my only criticism is that the plate is turned a little more towards the camera than it should.if u look at d top of d candle and the plate,u'll see that they are at different angles.so just rotate the plate a little towards the front. :)
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Re: Melting Candle
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2010, 06:32:30 pm »

Maybe the candle stands not straightly on the plate  :D Nice model. And the tutor you were talking about? :)
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