View Full Version : crystal beads

08-27-2013, 05:01 PM
i've been fighting this for years so i thought i'd ask about it.

anyone have any good settings for crystal beads to make them more sparkly? the kind that are on crystal chandeliers.

08-28-2013, 12:00 AM
You could increase the IOR to that of crystal.

08-28-2013, 11:00 AM
i thought i had done that. i went and checked again and it looks like i had it set at 2.0 and the IOF of lead crystal is 3.5. i had no idea it was that high. thanks

08-28-2013, 04:12 PM
The IOR seems too high (see Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_glass#Lead_crystal)). What really brings out the sparkle is the environment that the surfaces will reflect...try with a nice HDR.