LC #42 Pipers Alley

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11-08-2002, 02:39 AM
Anyone have any good links on surfacing, etc. for ice? I tried putting in ice in the search engine but it seems you need 4+ letter words or it won't search for it. Shame.


PS - I'm specifically looking to create something like an icecube or block of ice.

11-08-2002, 02:47 AM
Use " ice* " in the searchengine. :)

11-08-2002, 11:21 AM
I imagine its a fairly complex texture, may I recommend posting this in the texturing forum aswell (mentioning that you use lightwave).

From my guesses it would be just the normal water texture but with a crumple/turbulent bump/transparency map.

11-08-2002, 11:51 AM
You could download the scene from the Jack Daniels tutorial, that has a glass of whisky with ice cubes in it. You might be able to copy the surface from that.

11-08-2002, 09:18 PM
I actually have done a little bit for making ice. I don't know how realistic or how you are using the ice but i'm fairly happy with what i have so far.

If you would like I could tell you my surface settings and all that good stuff.

11-09-2002, 10:00 PM
Well, maybe it is not the most beautiful ice surface in the world, but i had this file here in the surfaces folder... so ... here is the zipped SRF file (

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