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Published: November 20, 2006
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...Some diamonds that I'm pretty happy about.. I've redone this diamond model a few times and I finally got something that I think is acceptable (maybe..?) Any tips/critiques/suggestions would be appreciated...especially concerning caustics...

Cinema 4D

September 2005
Update: 09.19.08

After not touching this piece for three years, I finally dug it up and tried to make some changes that some of you suggested. Mostly, I reduced the reflection somewhat on the marble floor. Still didn't get much with the caustics; it seems that the default renderer for C4D just isn't powerful enough to get the realistic type of look I was looking for. Oh well, what's done is done. I'll keep this one this way as a learning experience and try to make an entirely new one in the future.... =)
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bpopilevsky's avatar

Love this photo.

I'd like to use it as an image for a website. How do I go about doing this?
L-is-forever's avatar
Would you mind if I used this picture for a poster I am working on? 
purplewolf8910's avatar
LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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meloetta-shinyHobbyist General Artist
such a lovely piece!
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LittleAlicornHobbyist Photographer
Can I use it for a graphic for Hafifieber.com? I will credit you! :)
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Diamonds are forever))))
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RuiPSOliveiraHobbyist Photographer
i love this pic *.*
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they are soooo pretty, as they say diamonds are indeed a girls best friend!!!!!
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Yes these are real wonderful diamonds and you can see the genuine state of them right now.

Source: [link]
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KingKaarleProfessional Traditional Artist
Purely beautiful! :+fav:
KateRodrigues's avatar
gorgeous stones! The only thing is, I think diamonds refract light more vibrantly. Maybe these are crystals? I love them none the less
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liadys General Artist
Yep, you are correct. A lot of people have been telling me that..I just haven't figured out how to fix it yet :lol:
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I haven't done 3D in a while, but could you maybe texture the light source with the rainbow light spectrum? It just lacks that intense, almost white, sparkle. I don't know. Well done anyway
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liadys General Artist
Huh...I never knew you could put a texture on a light source...I'll have to give that a try
SibirianBlue's avatar
INcredibly beautiful!!!

if not a secret, how did you draw the diamonds??? From zero, or is there a pre-set model anywhere?
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liadys General Artist
Finding images with measurements of a brilliant cut diamond helped a lot =)
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ariel44Hobbyist General Artist
wow that is fantastic
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wulfnsteinHobbyist Digital Artist
haha, if only those were real =D
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Emerald-DepthsHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. :love: That's all I can really think to say. They look so life-like.
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Your diamonds need color lights..:| Go see my diamonds in my account..:)
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Your diamonds need color lights.. Go see my DIAMONDS on my account..:)
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