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Offline 149047

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how to make candyfloss object?
« on: September 11, 2011, 08:56:49 PM »
Hi all!
Newbie here ;)
If I wanted to make an object look like made of candyfloss/cotton wool - would the cloud fractal shader be the way to go?
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Re: how to make candyfloss object?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 12:45:09 AM »
Yes, I think clouds would be the way to go, as you'll be able to achieve an impression light scattered through them and to some extent achieve some volumetric detailed effects along the edges. For close-ups where you want to see actual strands, it might get tricky and need some pretty high quality settings, but clouds are the only way you could really get any 3D detail in the object.

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« Last Edit: September 12, 2011, 12:49:18 AM by Matt »
Just because milk is white doesn't mean that clouds are made of milk.

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Re: how to make candyfloss object?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 12:49:23 AM »
I think someone here showed some renders of clouds with solid filament-like structures a few years ago. Anybody know where that thread is?

Unfortunately you won't be able to get that 3D detail just by applying a shader to an imported object - you'd need to build the object using a cloud layer with shaders to define its shape.
Just because milk is white doesn't mean that clouds are made of milk.

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Re: how to make candyfloss object?
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Re: how to make candyfloss object?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 10:17:47 AM »
did you see here?
http://forums.planetside.co.uk/index.php?topic=10858.0
it may help?
cheers
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