I use Rhino and have managed to render most colour stones effortlessly, however I find Salt and Pepper Diamonds to be tricky.
I am wondering if someone has figured out a way to render realistic salt and pepper diamonds. I have seen most people render a ‘grey’ diamond, but is there a way to get the lovely inclusions to be more prominent? If anyone has figured out a trick or two I would greatly appreciate any advice.
thanks nathan, now i understand. so these are natural inclusions of carbon and whatever is left over sometimes even smaller diamonds. i am not a jewellery guy, but these look more appealing than the clear and stupidly expensive pendent.
i would offset some of the facets as surfaces and put a transparent png with some grey carbonish texture on and render the rest as a slightly smokey diamond.
the problem is that i noticed recently trying that transparent png do not render in cylces. i think i forgot to make a bug report, can you confirm that?