The first stage of this tutorial was creating the glass bottle. For this I started with a basic cylinder mesh shape and divided it into three sections to represent the 3 major adjustment point for the bottle. At each adjustment point I then changed the size so that it would have a defining shape, rather than just being a simple cylinder shape. To get smoother surface I used the blend feature to add more edges to the three main points I made at the beginning. I then repeated this process to create two more bottles to add to the final image. The next step was to experiment with the lighting. This proved to be one of the more tricky aspects of a tutorial that I have encountered so far. I learnt some aspects regarding how and where to position, but I’m going to have to have a few more attempts at doing this before I am able to do it for my own projects in the future.
The final step was to add the liquid into the bottle, this was done by going into a new layer within the glass bottle. I selected the edge where I wanted the water to reach up, along with the bottom face, and selected ‘loop inner region’. I then duplicated this area and separated it from the outer layer. To create the water effect I added the material ‘glass’ and changed the IOR to 1.33.
One key thing I need to remember is too make sure that I am 100% happy with what is going to be rendered before hitting that important button as I found out after waiting 20 or so hours and having to complete the whole render process again! Below is what I finished with.
[the finished product]
– Fermicg, 2013. How to make a glass bottle in blender for beginners [video, online]. Available from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THy5A11v4_c&list=WLzpu_VUo8oLzt_vdwRkHQjw1J6bVIX3zZ [Accessed on: 16th March 2014].
– Fermicg, 2013. How to render a glass bottle in Blender studio lighting tutorial for beginners [video, online]. Available from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ZzbDjIIq0 [Accessed on: 17th March 2014].
– Fermicg, 2013. How to add water in bottle [video, online]. Available from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSWUa_Rbolk [Accessed on: 18th March 2014].