Well, the Old Spaghetti Factory that is. This is a freelance job I did recently. It’s a menu cover for the Old Spaghetti Factory chain of restaurants. Click on “more” for a little making of info.
I actually didn’t design this menu, my friend and designer Mark Frankel did. I just did the illustration. I started by modeling the leading. I started with a simple cube primitive and extruded the faces. Woo Hoo!
then in Painter, I painted the color map for the glass.
Then I lit and rendered the leading.
and finally I mapped the color map onto a plane in Maya, created a transluscent material and a glassy bump map, turned on some caustics, created a reflection map, turned on visible lighting, turned on some glow, added some soft shadows, and rendered the whole thing out. And there you have it.