onespirit; thats looking a lot better already! can't wait to see the final render! Just a note for the gold material , maybe you can give it a little bit more reflection, and make the color a bit less yellow! just a thought..
baxter; that looks nice and simple! good use of ART
Ensoniq; great glasses ! the actual glass part is sticking a bit through the frame, but that was probably what you were tlaking about fixing.
Because youre using a texture to create the shadow, the shadow is of quite low quality and maybe a bit too smooth at the bottom. Maybe you could try using a higher resolution texture? or mixing the texture with real shadows..
Steve: haha it would be awesome if you could speed it up of course! But i pushed anim8or around a bit too.. 144 AA samples with dielectric materials , a lot of glossy materials and an environmental map around it for reflections.. so its partially my fault
Siragin: Good start! nice style.. i hope we'll get to see an ART render!
Lynn: that looks excellent! How did you create the reflections?
The only flaw seems to be the wood texture though, maybe you could scale it down or get a higher resolution texture somewhere?
You're right Hiho, a lot of very nice entries here!