Realistic Glass in CryENGINE 3 SDK

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In this demonstration, Simon Fuchs demonstrates how to create realistic glass in CryEngine 3 SDK.


October 13, 2011 - 11:34am

Awesome Simon! thanks for sharing.


im really enjoying this mini tuts that you guys are putting out for cryengine. Laughing out loud


October 13, 2011 - 1:05pm

Tasty. My brain is now full . Would be great to see something for beginners too. Thanks Mr Simon. (btw. love the terminator accent Eye-wink)

Anonymous (not verified)

October 13, 2011 - 1:26pm

very appreciated tutorial Smiling

and what about CryEngine Introduction & application DVD?


October 13, 2011 - 4:09pm

awesome Simon - Big love from the UK studio ;P


October 14, 2011 - 12:17pm

Love, love the CryENGINE tutorials! Digging into it little by little Smiling


October 14, 2011 - 5:24pm

It's not glass, but rather the creation of the surface of plastic bottles!! 


October 14, 2011 - 5:42pm


Here is a picture of plastic bottles!! This image can be seen that it is not glass!!! Likely to create video shows a realistic plastic rather than glass !!!........ 


October 14, 2011 - 5:43pm

i dunno.. im pretty sure it looks like glass


October 15, 2011 - 4:10pm

Hey prof,

the effect is deliberately exaggerated in the video to show what you can achieve with it. Obviously you should play with the shader settings to get the look that you need (turn down the detail bump mapping and decrease the tiling, change the shader color settings and opacity values)

The larger the glass surface the more convincing it will be. The look of the glass itself is depending a lot on the lighting situation and cubemap in the level so just play with those as well to get a more convincing result.

Johannes58 (not verified)

October 29, 2011 - 3:13am


Anonymous (not verified)

November 8, 2011 - 9:35am

Se tivese emportugues do Brasil seria otimo mas tudo bem belo trabalho!

Anonymous (not verified)

November 24, 2011 - 5:25pm

totally agree that the piece looks more plastic than glass. good illustration of purpose and technique but should have shown a much subtler effect for glass.


December 17, 2011 - 10:05am

What is the time?

mine is 23:06 in Beijing ,and what's yours?

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GreenBean (not verified)

December 28, 2011 - 11:57pm

Thanks Simon for showing the complete process. Would love to see more.

Anonymous (not verified)

January 17, 2012 - 11:17am

Great tutorial Simon Fuchs!

*Admin edit* Funny joke, but lets keep it clean Eye-wink

Anonymous (not verified)

March 15, 2012 - 6:06pm

Terminator accent, it is just a normal german accent, but a really helpful tutorial.

James F (not verified)

August 3, 2012 - 4:25pm

Thanks alot for this, interesting look into the CE3 shader system for sure

Anonymous (not verified)

June 17, 2013 - 8:14am

Nice tut, but bad example, this frame is to "strong" for this type of glass, "strong" glass in this case will much more nicer. But any way, this is a good technique, and using it right place it will give good results