it’s been about 1.5 years since I worked with blender (and for that matter visited these forums ;)) and to get back on the track I tried a little something to support a project called beryl and (of course) to get into the interface again.
I’ll rearrange the gems a bit (since they hover and the front gem is cutting into the other one a bit) and I’m thinking about replacing the gaußian blur I did with gimp with DoF (but AA 16x sample is such a pain…)
Anyway, this is it:
Yafray, GI, best quality. Focus effects with gimp. Rendered in about half an hour.
Critics welcome. (especially concerning the gem material, I really hacked it together and don’t really know if it looks convincing)