A month or so ago, I mentioned I made a ring in Rhino, emulating the
look of reticulated metal. Someone requested to see it, but at the
time I couldn’t find the model in this labyrinth of a file system
(it might be on a CD of CAD files from an old computer).
I just stumbled across an image of the piece as I was browsing
another jewelers site. It seems I had posted it last year. I’ve
given it to my web designer to add to my online portfolio, so it will
be viewable soon.
By the way, if anyone is considering building a web site, please
consider Jason Li. He’s the most talented, professional 17 year old,
I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! And his rates are
scandalously under-priced because feels he is being paid to learn.
(There’s a link to his site on my home page)
Regarding gemstone CAD files, I’ve collected some great gem
materials that have been shared on the Flamingo newsgroup. I’ve
developed my own metal textures, reflection maps and ground plane
textures as well.
I’ve got everything but the kitchen sink in my Flamingo library, but
you’re welcome to sort it out and use what you can. Send me an email,
let’s share and trade .mlib files!