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Pearls, Pearl Shader

Matthew | February 28, 2010

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These pearls are from an old project, but stands well on it’s own as an illustration.  Perhaps I could sell digital jewelry.

Software:  Softimage XSI 5.0 (could have been 4.2)

Date: 2005

I’ve included the render tree for those curious how it was made.  The secret to this render is not only in the render tree but is in the lighting.  I used photography of pearls for my reference.  I replicated the lighting and the format to the best of my ability.  The pearls are set against a white backdrop to flood your eyes with light.  A neat trick.

Pearls Render Tree

Render Tree

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