Hay gang. Back from a crappy weekend and thought I would post something.
I’ve had this on my comp for a while but couldn’t get it to look right. Finally got the lighting the way I wanted this morning.
There are 6 “Layer Only/Shadow Only” spots on the sword to get some of the colours and some shadows. Also, there are a couple of lamps and 2 more shadow spots to light the sword for the final render. The shimmers are single verts with halo applied.