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Deconstructing the Elements with 3ds Max, 3rd Edition by Pete Draper

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       7 Condensation

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Introduction

In this tutorial we’re going to create a kind of product shot for a beer commercial. Here we’re going to concentrate not only on shading the bottle and internal liquid correctly with the right assignment of IOR values but also on setting up the condensation by using varying Refraction Glossiness values in an Arch and Design (mi) material and assigning snapshotted particles over the surface of the bottle and shading them correctly to give the impression of the collation of condensation (try saying that three times as fast!).

Analysis of Effect

(a) Even though we tend to see this type of effect daily, it’s quite ...

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