Thanks Samuel for your kind words. In this forum there a lot of folks much better than me doing such a great work. We are all learning from each other's work a lot and endlessly trying to make our work better = competitive. I am not doing renderings for living, though I'd love to do so :) I do rendering mostly for my clients, especially for the good ones :D Keep on the good work. Best regards.
"Yeah-- like I mentioned the caustics are accurate but could be annoying. Things that might alter it include changing the sun angle so it's not striking the chair's metal surfaces so directly, changing the roughness of the chair…"
"Ah-- so that's a function of the material type. The standard material won't give you a mirror anymore. You need to change the material to metallic and you should get something more familiar. Use the Type popdown on the…"
"You can see from these two images that there is definitely something wrong with reflective surfaces.
It appears the light is being reflected, but not objects or textures.
In the nXt version (top image), the carpet texture is being reflected in the…"
"It's interesting-- overall the quality of this interior is very high for that short amount of processing, and may be acceptable for certain scenes. In this one, however, there are some reflective caustics that are taking longer to…"
"ARDECAL now works.
Here's the image after 10 minutes of rendering.
I do have a slight concern that reflective surfaces seem rather dull.
This is particularly evident on the end frame of the desk and the base of the chair."