I am a newbie to Blender, I have followed a tutorial (Blender Guru) on how to make a water simulation. The water has a dark outline instead of being completely clear!

I have set this test render on 20 samples. What have i done wrong? The background is the lighting so maybe the background needs to be brighter/darker?

Is it supposed to be like this? Any help is appreciated!

This was made in cycles render engine, the final render will be on 450 samples..

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set my enviernmont texture and used the background as the texture. how is this?

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  • $\begingroup$ Likely your material settings for the fluid shader. Can you post your blend file? $\endgroup$ – Todd McIntosh May 11 '17 at 18:53
  • $\begingroup$ Sure, Todd. finally added the .blend file :) $\endgroup$ – Blender User1 May 11 '17 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ It looks better. $\endgroup$ – icYou520 May 11 '17 at 21:58
  • $\begingroup$ well, i say it is safe to say that this problem has been resolved, i am now closing it. $\endgroup$ – Blender User1 May 11 '17 at 22:11
  • $\begingroup$ You can upvote my answer if you felt I helped at all. :) $\endgroup$ – icYou520 May 11 '17 at 22:14

It looks like you just needed more lighting. The water was reflecting your black background, so thats what you see.

I just added an HDRI and it seems to look a little better.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well, i don't know what an HDRI is, or how to add one..but i did change the world color to be white..now the water outline is white.. $\endgroup$ – Blender User1 May 11 '17 at 20:52
  • $\begingroup$ hmm..how else could i fix this Ic $\endgroup$ – Blender User1 May 11 '17 at 20:55
  • $\begingroup$ HDRI is a 360 degree picture that you can use to light your scene. I suggest you read this noemotionhdrs.net/index.html You dont need to use a HDRI, just add more lights to your scene. You just have your background picture as the light source and everything else is black. $\endgroup$ – icYou520 May 11 '17 at 21:02
  • $\begingroup$ after adding two "point" lights as they are called, i still do not see a difference. the water still reflects the world lightning $\endgroup$ – Blender User1 May 11 '17 at 21:22
  • $\begingroup$ forgot to tag you lol $\endgroup$ – Blender User1 May 11 '17 at 21:23

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