Water – Grey Blue


Sometimes, you need water with a grey cast, to indicate a stormy sea or a fountain in the rain. This is the color for those purposes.

The zip file contains a folder with several material files, all with this same color, but varying in terms of light attenuation length. The materials with shorter attentuation lengths are suitable for relatively small water objects, while the files with longer lengths are suitable for larger objects.

Maxwell Render users will need only a single of these material files, and may adjust its properties as needed to suit their scene needs.

Realflow users will find a complete installation and use guide within the zip folder.


Here are some technical details about the water materials in this package —

The color of the Maxwell Render Material “Water – Grey Blue” is based on the European RAL 7031 color specification, using the HSV value 197, 40, 107 as used by Next Limit for this color. Different sources seem to provide significantly different sets of HSV values for the standard RAL colors. In general, I use the www.encycolorpedia.com conversion guide when I want to find the HSV specifications for a given RAL color. As nearly as I can determine, the colors created using the Next Limit HSV values for the RAL Blue series appear to be about the same as the colors made using the Encycolorpedia HSV values, but the Next Limit values tend to be a little brighter. Therefore, I used the Next Limit HSV values.

These materials also all have a forced dispersion value so that the color appears as evenly in a large body seen at a distance as in a small body.
Please leave a comment if you need help with installation, really like or dislike these materials, or have a request for others.