Crystal - 3D Contest [15 entries]

Diamond - Brilliant round cut Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

Using your favorite 3D software, design a single shiny crystal. It may be of any colour but must not be placed in any jewel or object. Good luck.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: Lamantine

stancu5: now lett's see who knows caustics ) ( 5 years and 2016 days ago )
Palaekman: Are you allowed to place it on a plane (or something like that) or just have it floating in the air? ( 5 years and 2016 days ago )
Lamantine: floating in the air ( 5 years and 2016 days ago )
dka120: Are you kidding me?! A single crystal on a black background... why?! Making transparent/refractive/reflective objects, like crystals, depends on its surrounding more than its shape. This will be a lottery, not a challenge.. Please adjust the contest goal. ( 5 years and 2016 days ago )
nudanke: I've got to agree with dka120. A crystal on a black background won't look like much and will take no effort. A simple scene or setting of some sort would make this contest quite a bit more interesting and would force participants to explore a bit more of the 3D process instead of basic geometry with preset shaders. I think this is a fine suggestion, it just needs to be pushed more because currently it's about the same as making a photoshop contest in which people only have to apply their favorite filter to an image. ( 5 years and 2016 days ago )
closedeyes: even i agree with dka120 and nudanke, the contest will be interesting if the lil bckgrnd is allowed,even if its not the jewel... a single crystal in air wont call for much, except for some fake planes to reflect.... ( 5 years and 2016 days ago )
flo: what happened with the "black background" goal???? Dissapeared just like that, when others tryied to make this on a black background.... i'm deleting my account for that, 4 shure.. ( 5 years and 2000 days ago )
ricky777: yup and the 'single crystal only' disappeared too! this is not good ( 5 years and 2000 days ago )

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Diamond - Brilliant round cut - created by mires

Diamond - Brilliant round cut
Favs: 2SBS: 16Hi-resRank: 1/15Score: 62.5% (35)20429 views

My last update: updated diamond mesh to better representate real gem, removed reflection from the floor, some changes in light setup, added better(hope so) caustics, changed angle of wiew.

(5 years and 2014 days ago)

Emerald Cut - created by ricky777

Emerald Cut
Favs: 3SBS: 3Hi-resRank: 2/15Score: 62.2% (30)16144 views

(5 years and 2009 days ago)

D'nd - created by ramananjv

Favs: 0SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 3/15Score: 60.7% (25)11005 views

itz a simple basic modeling in 3ds max and rendered in vray wioth the studio light set up . (5 years and 2002 days ago)

Kr'stal - created by ramananjv

Favs: 2SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 4/15Score: 60.5% (20)15074 views

Modeled in 3ds max and rendered in vray.default vray materials used and with the simple studio light set up (5 years and 2010 days ago)

Anemone - created by RichieMB

Favs: 1SBS: 19Hi-resRank: 5/15Score: 58.4% (15)13668 views

A red Anemone.
I have ammended this so it appears to be cut from one piece of crystal. Originally It looked like 8 peices pushed together. (5 years and 2005 days ago)