I have some objects that are made of glass, and I am now trying to finish them by giving their edges a very smooth frosted appearance. I'm having trouble creating this realistic finish.
Think of glass shelves that have a finely polished and "wet sanded" look on their edges (kind of a soft muted color). I need my material to look just like that - ambient (self illuminated) and frosted.
Any ideas on how to approach this. So far my attempts with diffused maps don't look so hot.
Sorry but I do not have anything handy at the moment to show you. However if you do a Google.com Image search for "glass shelves", the very 1st link that returns has a small gallery of glass panels and shelves. There are plenty of other references available besides that one link.
I know some of them are hard to see, but the idea that I'm after is that muted green/black color on the edges of just about every finished glass shelf there is.
The only difference is, I would also like for it to be a more frosted (etched or sandblasted) look. I think the overall appearance will help make the object more realistic.