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07 July 2004, 01:38 AM

Yes, it is a bar of soap. Behold. This was my first attempt at anything in Maya. The texture on the bar of soap is something I made in photoshop (a program I am a little better at). You can be hard on me, I'm used to it.

The goal was to make something photorealistic, but I think it came out pseudo-photorealistic. I think I would have really nailed it if I knew how to do global illumination, but I don't really have a handle on that yet.

07 July 2004, 10:04 AM
its just kinda flat. you should try adding maybe some Depth of field, or try Image based lighting to the scene to give it more varied color variation??? i remember when fight club came out i modeled soap then too...

07 July 2004, 07:48 AM
if youre looking for photo realism i would start looking into tutorials for mental ray using global illumenation and final gather.

07 July 2004, 02:45 PM
as Levitateme said, it's too flat. Anyways is it supposed to be floating in some water? I see the bubbles, but i dont see the water. You should define the water more or something.

Other then that, its great for being your first project :thumbsup:

Rei Ayanami
07 July 2004, 11:21 PM
the texture and shape are both ok, but its the shaders that are going to be hard to make.

Soap is not particually solid, it is translucent, so you need to increase the translucency a lot. with this, try shining a light directly from the side and getting it to give hlights to the edges of the soap.

give the bubbles on the soap shadows, since they do shadow in real life too. also bring the main lights down a bit, and give the soap some shadow on the side of the dish.

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