Thanks bullet and I hope so. When I was trying to do a lava shader, I did alot of google searching for references but they are all different. I then looked at lava on different movies like Sharkboy and Lavagirl, The Incredibles, Shrek, Spy Kids 3D, Surfs Up, Star Wars Episode 3, etc, but they are all different too. Some are red, some pink, some yellow, some orange. Some had the black crusted areas, some didn't. I wasn't expecting such a wide range of different lava looks.
Yesterday, my church asked me to do an animation. I should be done in a few days and then I'll get started back on this project.
Don't be satisfied with what you can do but rather strive to do the things you can't do!