Polyxo wrote:I think you are either unappreciative or simply not yet able to extract the quality in advice given.
I'm sorry, I'm very frustrated.
Polyxo wrote:Reading books about photography is great advice.
Come on, you don't see how condescending this is? No one even mentions the name of a book, just go read a book. I posted a specific scene, lit with one the of the dozen lighting setups I modeled from reading about photography. In response, I get the abstract. Great advice would be something concrete. "I looked at your scene and your lighting/materials/settings are stupid. Here is how they are supposed to be." I could look at what works, compare it to whatever I'm doing wrong and grow.
seghier, has been working with my scene and offering advice that's helped. From him I've got a couple of new avenues to try with compositions.
Polyxo wrote:When looking at the photographs you posted one also here can observe, that all basic factors which make a good product shot weren't acknowledged.
I'm a jewelry designer, not a photographer. It's definitely a different skillset. If there is some specific criticism about my photographs you would like to offer, I would love to hear it so I can do better in the future. My point of posting them, was to say I would like my render to look half as good as my photos.
Polyxo wrote:It is silly anyway to say that one can not properly render jewelery with Maxwell.
I'm sure Maxwell can render jewelry. I just don't know anyone who can. On an internet where I can find a tutorial for changing an alternator in a 2001 GMC Envoy, there is a complete absence of information on using Maxwell for a 3 stone ring.
When I asked a few jewelry designers about renderers, the answer I got was Maxwell is the best, but it's difficult. Looking back through the jewelry designers forums, I see a lot of guys really excited when they first get Maxwell, and then nothing. I'm not the first person in this position.