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Old 30-11-2004, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default HELP PLEASE Diamond Shader

Hi all,

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving...

I'm new to the rendering aspect of Maya so I need a little assistance...

I'm trying to create a diamond, I don't exactly know where to begin in texture and shader area, the model is done, the animation is done... I just don't have a clue where to begin on the surface... any help?
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try looking on If you can't find a diamond shader, start with a glass shder and go from there. Maybe look at an iridescent shader and use the reflection from that at a low level on the glass shader.

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Reflection maps make all the difference for such things.
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I'm not sure but this site probably has something on raytrace & settings for DIAMOND or other gems. If not it would be a good idea for Simply Maya to post a table of hardness & other properties for glass, diamond, plastic . . .
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