Coffee splash on cup Staff Pick

  • October 07, 2012
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: guismo
  • License: CC-BY
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Another splash study. I tried creating it with simulation initially. It went very bad. So, the drops are from the old simulation and the splash was sculpted.

Rendered in cycles. There a faint .hdr in it, kitchen.hdr, widely used free image. You can easily find it googling for it.

This is the image I tried broadly referencing

Very specific work, but who knows? Might be useful for rendering studies.

Requires a version of cycles with ray length in it. (2.64+)


  • irokrhus profile picture

    awesome node set up for coffee material

    Written October 07, 2012
  • guismo profile picture

    Thanks, I am specially fond of using the gradient in the ray length. So long using the the color mix, when it was so limited! I will start using this in everything when I use ray length.

    Written October 08, 2012
  • formfollowsfunction profile picture

    Is this fake SSS?

    Written October 07, 2012
  • guismo profile picture

    It uses the ray length, that some people are using to fake SSS, but this is far from it. In this approach, I am using its most basic function. Light absorption, just with some coloring gradient

    Written October 08, 2012
  • axelx19 profile picture

    sss also has internal reflection, scattering and absorption

    Written October 23, 2012
  • Wooxen profile picture

    Tasty, looks very good, thanks for uploading...

    Written October 23, 2012
  • nickbrunner profile picture

    Very nice dynamics! Well done!

    Written October 23, 2012
  • misha profile picture

    this file would be really great to print, especially in color...

    Written October 23, 2012
  • Marmazoid profile picture

    Thank you very much for really realistic splash! Thanks!

    Written October 24, 2012
  • jlosers profile picture

    Beautiful coffee cup! Thanks!

    Written October 31, 2012
  • humankapital profile picture

    Thanks for sharing this, now I learned how to make coffee look as good as it tastes in real.

    Written January 10, 2013
  • dirghayu profile picture

    what is the problem when i download it in FDM shows downloading a file name as login......... please help me how to download this..........

    Written April 15, 2013
  • wulankazak profile picture

    looks quite cute and nature ! thanks !

    Written April 27, 2013
  • Peter-T profile picture

    Thank you so much for this. I was on deadline to produce an ad with a cup of splashing soda and wasn't happy with my own fluid simulation. I just stuck your splash in my soda cup with a couple of ice cubes and it looked great!

    Written September 13, 2013
  • el mellali profile picture
    el mellali

    Thank you.

    Written June 09, 2018
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    Written October 07, 2018
  • maryplante profile picture

    It's great for a coffee splash. Hope that I learn many things to add effects geometry dash subzero. It becomes more cute and nature.

    Written August 21, 2023
  • huntshaded profile picture

    Good article. Very informative, well balanced, unbiased. x trench run

    Written October 18, 2023
  • victorpatrick profile picture

    For a coffee splash, it works great. Wishing me a wealth of knowledge to add to the impact Retro Bowl College

    Written November 13, 2023