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Offline jblaze

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Lubricating grease material
« on: July 18, 2016, 07:32:42 am »
Hi guys,
I'm trying to do a realistic render of a threaded steel pipe with grease on it but I'm not sure what material to use for maximum real life appearance.

PS I'm looking for this kind of end result.

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Re: Lubricating grease material
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 12:12:21 pm »
The first question is do you model the grease on the pipe?

Offline jblaze

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Re: Lubricating grease material
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 02:59:33 am »
Yes, I've modeled the grease as a separate body in the model to ease the material application.
So far my best results are with liquid chardonnay and liquid coffee. I've used the first one for "clean"/newly applied grease and the second one to represent the used/old grease.
Of course I'm open for other suggestions :).

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Re: Lubricating grease material
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2016, 03:16:32 am »
Hi
You can use Shiny Cloudy Plastic material and play with the Diffuse Transmission color and Rugosity transmission and choose more or less transparency.
In attachment a simple example>
« Last Edit: July 22, 2016, 03:37:53 am by Finema »

Offline jblaze

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Re: Lubricating grease material
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 05:21:27 am »
Finema,
that looks pretty good. Can you upload the bip file? I played around with the Shiny Cloudy plastic material but didn't get even close to your result.

Thanks!