Some studies involving subsurface scattering. One has some extra detail on the glass, just experimenting with how this affects refraction. I am planning to upload a more complete piece after my sub surface findings, it's such a cool and interesting subject.
I haven't posted on here in along time. Connemara is a place I have wanted to visit for a while and eventually got around to doing so. Here's the best of the pictures I took while on a trip up there in mid July, I only got around to sorting these now. It was one of the nicest places I've been to, a dream for anyone who loves photographing landscapes. It's just so beautiful, wild and isolated. Such a contrast to Dublin! I definitely plan on visiting again in the near future. I was lucky with the weather I got, there was a nice mix of cloud and clear sky which allowed the sun to have a nice dappled effect over the landscape in some photos. This is especially visible on the Twelve Bens mountain range which dominate the Connemara landscape.
These are from my Vimeo page, I forgot to post on here. I just wanted to share these few tests I did. The explosions are particle driven and use colour caching in FumeFx to get different colours mixing in the grid. There's a few artifacts like the smoke hitting the top of the grid, but they're just R&D.
The last one is done using a simple source combined with an effector resulting in the smoke getting coloured pink by velocity.