Creating a Quick Frosted Glass material

Materials v2.0, Thea for Rhino v2.0, Thea for SketchUp v2.0

The Quick Frosted Glass material is a mixture of Glass, Basic and Coating layers. The result of course is not the same as using only a Glass Layer but it could save you lots of render time in many cases.

 

Creating the Glass Layer

  • Create a Glass layer
  • Remove Roughness by setting it to 0%
  • Remove Reflections
    • Click on the humburger icon and check Reflections
    • Set the Reflection color to black.

Creating the Basic Layer

  • Create a Basic Layer and move it on top of the Glass Layer.
  • Set the color to White (RGB: 220,220,220)
  • Adjust the layer weight to a value other than 100% (e.g. 20%)

Adding a Coating Layer

  • Create a Coating Layer
  • Adjust the roughness of the reflections based on the look you are after.