Diamond Collection and Materials

  • March 11, 2012
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: BroadStu
  • License: CC-BY
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This file contains a scene for a collection of diamond objects in a case. Most of these are scaled brilliant round diamonds and others are shaped to be hearts, stars or strips. These diamonds have materials attached that fake the dispersion of diamond, so that colours separate as they pass through. This is done with material nodes in cycles. The file contains a few materials that accomplish this at varying levels of accuracy and rendering speed, with a complete description of each in a summary.

Another video demonstration of what can be achieved with these materials can be seen by going to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMsW5gPqS6c .


  • austeregrim profile picture

    Looks good enough from your preview. Thanks!

    Written July 27, 2012
  • osang profile picture

    Looks awesome!

    Written August 13, 2012
  • tabehe profile picture

    Fantastic Nodes! Great work! Thanks a lot!

    Written October 01, 2012
  • Sendercorp profile picture

    Nice work !

    Edited October 20, 2012
  • harleynut97 profile picture

    Just wanted to say thanks Broadstu, I used your diamonds in this animation I made. Thanks again for sharing these - Harleynut97


    Edited January 25, 2013
  • sienap profile picture

    Thank you Broadstu - I watched your video for making a diamond - impressive work.

    Written February 19, 2013
  • sunflyer01 profile picture

    Very nice gems, fantastic work!

    Written October 29, 2013
  • maherdsh profile picture

    thanks for the file, did you make the Tutorial? on YouTube i would like to understand more about how you combined all the shaders to get the final result. thanks again

    Written May 23, 2014
  • CobaltActive profile picture

    ...might use this in an MC animation... who knows? They look so beautiful. Thx :D. if I do use them, I'll put them in the description of my video.

    Written January 17, 2015
  • cobacoba314 profile picture

    Thank you very much, BroadStu! It's very, very awesome. I'll definitely credit you whenever I use your diamond technique. How many samples do you use, by the way?

    Written September 12, 2015