so i'm trying to get an icon of mine too look like it is water that is glowing it doesn't have to be transparent or anything. I just want the object to have the illusion of glowing water. i have tried mixing and adding shaders and a few different textures but can't seem to get anything that resembles glowing water. any help would be very much appreciated. i am still a very big noob at blender (only been learning it a hour here and there between my job and relationship for the past week) so something very simple would be great. I have also included a picture of the icon below, its the grey middle, (just a simple extruded circle that has been smoothed, with a Torus wrapped around it with a emit shader on it) Thanks in advance :D in the meantime i'll keep tinkering with it and update if i figure something out and hopefully help someone else with this type of situation
So i got something kinda figured out that i wanted to share everyone. Not exactly how I imagined it but its good enough that i'm ok with it and think it looks good enough looking kind of watery and it glows a little bit with no lighting in the world which looks pretty cool, Although if someone has something that looks better please still post up an answer i would love to see some different takes on this. Plus i'm going to be animating it so it appears to have water moving over the texture. just a short 8 second long animation which is why the mapping node is there. Have a great day guys and Happy Creating!!!