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Blender 2.5 Materials and Textures Cookbook by Colin Litster

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Creating an opalescent quartz material

Quartz is a crystal and as a result tends to spread any light falling on it, producing a kind of opalescence that almost makes the surface glow. We can add additional textures, to our previously created quartz material, to recreate this opalescence thus producing a third pebble material.

Getting ready

If you have created the previous recipe, reload the pebble-04.blend blendfile. You can also download a pre-created file from the Packt Publishing website.

How to do it

With the pebble-04.blend open reselect the pebble mesh object and move to the Texture panel. Rather than creating an entirely new material from scratch we will amend the quartz material created in the last recipe. However, you will see later that ...

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