So… I have a short story to tell before I get started on this.
So I made a simple ring, put some gems in it, put simple colored glass shaders on the gems, a dispersion shader on the diamond, and was pleased by the result.
I posted this image on my facebook page:
I got rave reviews from my family.
Rather than just hitting the “like” button on the photo post, my aunt sent me an email instructing me to show this to a jeweler she knew here in town. Which means I have about a week, maybe two, before my dad asks me what the jeweler guy said.
Problem is, as of wednesday, that ring was all I had for jewelry, and it was hardly finished.
I modified the glass shader I used for the diamond, the important stuff (ior, rough, color, dispersion) is exposed to allow for easy tweaking for a variety of gems. I applied it to the other gems. Looks a little nicer. It’s over here.
I ended up making a couple of other pieces. They’re in my photobucket album over here.
Any and all thoughts would be awesome. Thanks in advance.
Below is the node set up I have for a gem shader.