Day 8 of another 30 days 3D challenge, and after many many transparent models, glasses, liquids, perfumes and bulbs, I still cannot model liquid-within-glass in a realistic manner. Shall I give up? Nahhh, never! But I am certainly frustrated.
This time there was an additional difficulty, the ice tubes, so it was basically glass-within-liquid-within-glass. The results were the same thought.
As I have done before, I ended up modeling the scene so that it looks ok-ish under specific lighting, in a specific environment and at a specific angle. When a parameter out of these changes, the 3d model looks off. Kinda reminds me heavy makeup and photoshoots. Heavy makeup, contouring etc looks great at photoshoots (=single frame at a specific environment) but it looks scary in real life! (Why we continue wearing heavy makeup in real life, is another story…)
You can see what I mean at the images below. Under specific lighting, background etc, the scotch looks good, but at a random environment it looks nothing like a scotch. Even the glass is empty, that was not by mistake, the liquid disappears at this angle. No idea why…
So, today was a disappointing day. Looking forward to tomorrow!