Lotsa Crystals

A by-product (unusable) for a larger project, suddenly it looked good enough to be toiling with it for three days. Blender 2.79, Cycles, GIMP for textures.

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That looks quite convincing!

Thank you!

It is very close to nailing that sort of rough and sort of milky look you find in crystals, one of the better attempts I have seen.

Having a lot of this could make for a nice high quality scene.

Thanks a lot!

I’m afraid, however, ‘milky’ look is a largely result of denoising, whereas what may seem like crystals’ interior structure is, in fact, mere reflections. Crystal mats are a sick combo of Gleb Alexandrov’s ice tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeObbrfCSUY), intertwined with Glossy, Transparent and Refraction BSDF, and then goes Principled BSDF with transmission at 0.999.

I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!

My profound gratitude, mr. Veldhuizen!

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