Metallic Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa (Lestis)) – Poly Modeling

Modeling – MayaCarpenterBeePolyModeling_nwjones02


Shader Dev – Maya Vray

  1. Super simple – Just falloff curves for red green and blue. Trying to match some photo reference of an iridescent beetle – source from here
  2. A test render using “Thin Film Interference”. An explanation for the code used can be found HERE ( and the OSL shader code can be found HERE ( This is a work in progress but I like the general direction its going. More hair and some modeling tweeks are obviously needed. Photos of the actual bees can be found HERE. They’re quite pretty.NWJONES_WIP_CARPENTER_BEE02