easy rendering for Rhino in Windows
It is possible to do the random plane idea, but I do not think it is necessary. I would look to change the refractive environment under Environment tab > Advanced. Set the Refracted to an HDRI with lots of colors. I used the interior of St. John's Cathedral. The more stain glass the better. I also set the instensity to 1.3. You can play with that.
I also have been using a new HDRI for the main lighting called powerP2StudioLow.hdr. It works great for cars and jewelry.
I've only edited HDRI, i've never made one, is it possible to make one out of a Jpeg(i know probably not because it needs multiple exposures) But i found this image, and it may provide the colour needed for diamonds
Just for the refractions?
where can i get a copy of your HDRI? because it looks very nice!
I used this HDRI as my main light:
For refrection I used the ST john's from here:
The exploding swirls might work. It may be too much.
Once Again i can't respond to the latest reply, But thank you for the Link to the HDRI's that Brilliant. I appreciate it.
The Swirls may be too much but i think it may be worth a try, but first i must learn how to Make HDRI's from a single JPEG if thats even possible.
to make a HDRI :
take a good photo or wallpaper. Open in photo editor (gimp)
1: save the same with an another name : for example : namephoto 00.jpg
4 : Upload qtpfsgui (free) and install
5 : It is used to create the HDR with 3 images that you just saved. Just follow the instructions.
Quality HDR will be according to the settings. It is commonly accepted that it is an underexposure and overexposure to -2 to +2. it will never have the image quality saved in RAW or HDR directly, but it is a satisfactory workaround.