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Mother of pearl material in C4d ??

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I need to make a "photo-real" watch for a client and the face is a material called "Mother of Pearl". If anyone has tried to create this material and had success I would like to hear how you went about creating it. I saw a mother-of-pearl watch today and when I held it to a light source the colors of the rainbow were in full-effect. Thanks!

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I haven't made that material before, but have a look at the "Effects - Spectral" shader that's built into C4D to get the trippy colours.

Layering up reflectance layers with differing roughness values might work to give that deep look.

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See this CG Society forum post from a long time ago. I'm still new and hope it's OK to post here.

The links are still live and will give you a very decent start of Mother of Pearl. Search for "Pearl" (about half way down page):

 

http://forums.cgsociety.org/archive/index.php/t-54657.html

 

Direct download links to make it easier.

Preview: http://www.3danvil.com/render2.jpg

Scene file: http://www.3danvil.com/MotherOfPearl.zip

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Thanks for getting back to me so quickly and my apologies for getting back to you so slowly. Destro, The Spectral Effect is definitely going to come in handy for some watches that have a "CD" radial effect. I was not aware of this effect and had been 'faking' it in AE with masks and such. Awesome find! Not convinced its going to give me the mother/pearl look I need. I will investigate further for sure. Motion Graphics Ab, thanks for the link. I opened the scene, hit render, and boom, mother of pearl. The only thing that bothered me is the setup (3 point lighting, sky, studio floor, ) just for one texture.

 

Thanks for the help!!!

Keep you posted.

 

http://vimeo.com/100006435

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