Originally posted by Zarathustra
I like the vein pattern. I’ve tried on numerous occasions to try and get a small scale vein pattern with procedurals but I never could do it.
The key is: texture displacement. The veins are, well, Veins textures displaced with Turbulence. There are no image maps in use here (yet), so I can easily post the object once it’s finalized so everybody can see how I did it.
You are right about the eggs looking empty, a co-worker here suggested that I put some moving dark shapes inside.
Thing is, this has gone completely into left field from the inspiration source… it’s gone “Alien” on me, so does the “nice” water make any sense now? Mucus or membrane almost makes more sense, with a vertebrate embryo shape darkly visible…
Edit: I know, the spray can be some substance other than water… and it should drip in rather than be sprayed, as from wet/organic surrounding environment.