Volcanic ash gives this Black Fire Opal it's diverse colors , although a delicate , brittle stone some larger pieces may not be as highly polished .
Modeled in Cinema4D 11 rendered in AR3.Stone mats were compiled within Body Paint.If you care to you may want to click to a larger view for the detail!
Thank you for stopping by, Michael.
Dec 21, 2009 6:19:04 pmby vis151 Homepage »
Man, That is so awesome! It looks like a real good photo. I hope someone is creating them from your model. Also, thanks for the comment on the truck I uploaded. I have 15 views so far. That is ashame only 15 views on such an awesome truck, and over 200 views of some old nude that you twist the dials a few times and hit render. hahaha Have a merry christmas 2009!
Dec 22, 2009 1:52:18 amby jif3d Homepage »
As I come from the land of Opals, can't say I've ever seen or heard of this impressive looking re-creation, but then again I don't do any fossicking or rock collecting...go figure !
Kool series, great modelling and I'm getting to know more about precious gem-stone thanks to you...good one Mike !
Christmas ~Cheers~ :o)
Dec 23, 2009 7:13:46 pmby Odessey Homepage »
Thank you for the positive feed back although not a big popular subject matter in most CG galleries ,this piece has slightly rounded edges and a kind of aero dynamic feel and at times a bit offset in design , this is the newest trend on most jewel sites .Again thanks .
Dec 28, 2009 10:14:56 amby pantalone Homepage »
Beautifully conceived and sculpted. It's one of those designs where the setting really is tailored to the shape of the stone - a real one-off! I'm not sure if it's the aerodynamics that make it so good, I think it's the flowing plant lines that give it life. The profile of the set serves to give it a "feel". Brilliant.