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Sole Kern Textures and VFX

Goal: Show molten plastic injection process to make the actual kern, which later fits into a shoe-sole. Model the kern, use it as a container for nucleus Particles, emit from the sides, like in actual factory. Apply several textured layers to reproduce the look of solidified plastic, including reliefs, scratches, subsurface scattering, transparency, speculars and sparkles. Model the rest of the sole and render passes to composite: Diffuse, reflections, refractions, subsurface scattering and motion vector.

Project: Sole Kern Bauerfeind
Photo‑Realistic 3D Prop
Design: Manicx
Hard Surface High Poly SubDiv
Render Time

Composite kern.

Composite kern.

Composite envelope

Composite envelope

composite envelope solidified

composite envelope solidified

wireframe nParticles

wireframe nParticles

wireframe nParticles envelope

wireframe nParticles envelope

solid version

solid version