Yesterday I got this roundish magnifier and so I tried to recreate it in blender.
The image was rendered in yafaray and composited in blender.


Larger render please. Very hard to see. Get a Flickr account (Google), and load up some big images.

The image I used for the map isn’t very big so I would have to use some other image but it isn’t really the the render thats the point its the magnifying glass and the refraction of light.

It’s very easy to see…

That’s what I’m saying. I really don’t see much light refraction going on. No offense. You’ll hear the same from others. The glass has no highlights or reflections either - good effort, but it really suffers without those things.