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Old 23-10-2010, 04:52 AM   #1
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This is a render of a piece of jewelry that i made for Shapeway.com last week. I rendered it using Maxwell Render. Here is a link also for Shapeway. This is an awesome website. You can 3D laser print any 3D model you make. You should check that out.


http://www.shapeways.com/shops/makestuff
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Old 23-10-2010, 10:07 PM   #2
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Sorry if I am putting a downer on you but the render looks very flat, there are no reflection and no sence of depth. Have a look on this site for a free tutorial on final gather and look into reflection..........dave
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Maxwell doesn't use Final Gather Dave :blush: but you're right. Slatamilian, it seems as if you're using the Maxwell sky setup which makes the pendant look strange given that it's sitting on a dark burgundy backdrop that doesn't seem to have any influence on it whatsoever.

Usually jewelry is photographed inside a lighting box, which is pretty much a translucent box/tent with a white interior (for generic environment and reflections). It that scatters incoming light to create a soft diffused lighting effect.

I googled and found a pretty nice clear image of the setup.
Ref site is telovation.com

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I like the set up pictured. I'm going to try and set up a virtual simulation of that and see if i get a better render. Thanks for the input!
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