Keep up-to-date with Free tutorials!!

 

Sign up to our bi-weekly newsletter today for the latest tutorials, interviews and product information.

 

- Latest news
- Exclusive Shop Offers
- Preview early content
- Plus much more

 

Not Ready to take that step? OK, Why not just Subscribe to the RSS Feed

 
submit tutorial
1 | 2 | 3
Caustic Tutorial

By Mario Malagrino
Web: Open Site
| Your Rating:
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star full
(1 Votes)
| 42500 Views
| 0 Comments
| Comments 0
Date Added: 16th June 2009
Software used:
3ds Max, mental ray
588_tid_main.jpg
Caustics are really great light effects that you can observe in liquids, glass objects and gems. We are able to simulate this effect with 3D Studio Max perfectly.

This tutorial about Caustics that I wrote for my students of the Florence Design Academy ( href="http://www.florencedesignacademy.com">www.florencedesignacademy.com) will work only if you enable Mental Ray (this tutorial was made in Max 8).

Let's Create a small room like in the image below ( try to do that in realistic sizes, it is important that you make the setup of the unit system, only in this way Mental Ray will give you an optimal end result since it will consider all measurements of the objects in the scene for the final rendering).

588_tid_coverbig.jpg


There are several techniques to create a correct illumination. In the case of the room I have created 3 long free area lights as you can see in the image below ( you can find them under photometric lights).

588_tid_image2.jpg


 
1 | 2 | 3
Related Tutorials

Tutorial

Using a Particle System to Create Foliage



Keywords: particle, system, foliage, max,

Go to tutorial
rating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star none (0)
Comments 0 Views 9591

Tutorial

Tank Rig Tutorial



Keywords: vehicle, tank, rig, max,

Go to galleries 1
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star full
Comments 0 Views 126737

Tutorial

Making Of 'Bruttus 4Z'



Keywords: vehicle, car, bruttus, 4z, max,

Go to galleries 1
rating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star none
Comments 0 Views 28632

Tutorial

Car Paint tutorial



Keywords: car, paint, texturing, max,

Go to galleries 1
rating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star none
Comments 0 Views 14667
Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
avatar
(ID: 109166, pid: 0) NightFox on Fri, 20 April 2012 6:58am
tutorial is not complete..., it make me confuse how to do it..
Add Your Comment