So I've been making a lot of renders with the Carbon Nanotube generator preset (link) and I am totally enamored with the visuals you can make with it. I've been really trying to master the Physical Renderer in Cinema since and these rendered really fast thankfully, which let me really start to tweak the settings and get it just right. The lens blur is totally native to Cinema and the only touchups were the contrast and curves in Photoshop.
There is definitely some potential here for something cool.
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