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Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering by Aaron W. Powell

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Creating materials using Blender's Compositor

Blender's Node Compositor is extremely useful for adding additional layers of dimension and effects to both our scene as well as our materials. We're going to take a look at how to use the Compositor to create the material for our wine bottle.

Creating a glass material

Open up our scene in Blender and select the wine bottle. We're first going to add our UV texture and then deal with other aspect of the material later such as the glass material of the bottle.

  1. Under the Material menu, create a new material.
  2. Name it wine_bottle.

We're going to use Blender's Node Compositor to combine the different materials found on our wine bottle. Remember when we changed our window layout to edit our wine bottle's UV ...

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