I have been working on a project where I need to add some transparent water droplets on a bottle but they render completely white. I have tried using many different shaders to achieve this effect but nothing has worked so far.

I have tried adding a glass shader, I have tried using a transparent shader, I have tried using a refraction shader, and I have tried using a combination of these.

I am starting to wonder if it has to do with my lighting, I am just using a basic 3-point lighting system.

I would really appreciate any help that is given.

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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, I gave you the wrong link to upload your file to PasteAll -- here is the correct link: pasteall.org/blend $\endgroup$ – Thom Blair III Apr 3 '14 at 20:22
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    $\begingroup$ Can you upload a screenshot of your current setup? $\endgroup$ – Vader Apr 3 '14 at 20:45
  • $\begingroup$ Andrew price has a tutorial on blenderguru on water droplets blenderguru.com/videos/how-to-make-a-rainy-window $\endgroup$ – user1853 Apr 3 '14 at 21:07
  • $\begingroup$ This reads like a tutorial request to me. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Apr 4 '14 at 0:38
  • $\begingroup$ @iklsr Well, the cause might be something very simple to explain, not really requiring a tutorial/lengthy explanation. Does that seem reasonable? $\endgroup$ – Thom Blair III Apr 4 '14 at 4:14

Glass Shader

The Glass Shader (Glass BSDF) with it's default settings is a very good shader for water droplets in Cycles:

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You will need to upload your blend file in order for me to determine exactly what is causing yours to be white. Uploading to PasteAll is very convenient and easy: http://www.pasteall.org/blend/


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