Cycles Glitter Shader

  • November 17, 2014
  • 1,432 Downloads
  • 16 Likes
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: Mr_Lamppost
  • License: CC-0
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Description:

In answer to a question from__ andywillers __I've tidied this Glitter Shader up into a simple easy to use node group.

The default settings give the result shown in the preview image although with adjustment the effect can be varied.

Group inputs:

Base Colour: The material background (Diffuse) colour.

Glitter Colour: The colour of the glittery sparkles.

Glitter Roughness: Controls the spread of the glitter effect.

Shine Roughness: The glossy roughness of the sparkles. If set to zero lamps will produce no sparkles.

Glitter Scale: Size of sparkles. low values big sparkles , high values small sparkles.

Glitter Intensity: The brightness of the sparkles values between 0.1 and 0.5 give the best results.

Glitter Density: The amount of glitter, values less than 1 give spaces with no sparkles.

Texture Coordinate: If nothing is connected Generated texture coordinates are used.

This information is also included in the .blend

Comments:

  • garynorthants profile picture
    garynorthants

    Looks useful, many thanks

    Written November 19, 2014
  • andywillers profile picture
    andywillers

    Brilliant, thanks

    Written November 21, 2014
  • Mr_Lamppost profile picture
    Mr_Lamppost

    Your're welcome and just in time for Christmas, go forth and model lots of REALLY NAFF decorations.

    It might not be right for your scene but I've just made a couple of test animations and got much cleaner renders by disabling caustics and clamping indirect to 1.

    Written November 21, 2014
  • andywillers profile picture
    andywillers

    Great tips - i'll give it a go. The sparkles really worked during some animation tests i did. Cheers!

    Written November 22, 2014
  • Neomorphius profile picture
    Neomorphius

    I've tried to do something like this for some snow texture I was tinkering with. This helps out a lot, thanks for sharing!

    Written December 22, 2014
  • bellotix profile picture
    bellotix

    Amazing!!! thanks a lot

    Written August 28, 2015
  • noona profile picture
    noona

    Very nice! Christmas can come! And if we don't get snow this winter, I'll make my own! Thanks for this!

    Written November 22, 2015
  • Gameinatrix profile picture
    Gameinatrix

    Newbie here would love some instructions on how to use this.

    Written December 27, 2015