Here, here, now!
First, I'd like to thank each and every one of you for your kind words...
Thank you, thank you, thank you, AND thank you!
Now then, here's my reply and update. I need to get a shot further back - from the corner - to get a better view... there's a lot more to the scene than just the monitor and the lamp. You'll see what I mean in my next posting. My wife, whom I've dubbed my "art director", says I need to do something about that bright shine on the wall. I think it's a light but I can't find which direction it's aiming in and it's bothering her to death. :p
The stool hasn't been shaded yet and I'm working on that soon. As for size, you're right. I never noticed the size of the table and lamp compared to the rest of the items in the room. Thank God for the scale tool.
That long strip on the wall is part of a bigger plan.
I'm going to see if I can duplicate something I saw in a room in a scene from the Brendan Fraser movie,"Blast From The Past". I'm no set designer but I'm gonna give it my best. Originally I was going for a cold, green look with flourescent lighting (I made a flourescent light but it didn't work right and I couldn't get it do what I wanted it to) but after finding that warm red tone, I went with that instead. I'm still learning about texturing and bump mapping - which I'd love a few hints on how to get good bump maps as well as how to create them from anyone here if you don't mind - and so a few items still will look flat until I get what I need.
Well, that's all for now. More embellishing to come.
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