Here is a project I've been working on for a long time. It's gone through many different versions. It started as a multipart beginner's tutorial I did for modeling the sake set through setting up the interior and materials in cycles. Since I did the tutorial, I started making a lot of changes and adding more elements. Ultimately I'm going to do an animation. I have animated the textures on the sake set so that the flowers fall off the branches. But before I get to the animation I still have some work to do on the scene.
Here are the things I see that need to be done
1) adjust the light color in the top right
2) add something to the shelf on the back wall
3) add pillows to sit on by the table
4) get the clipping values balanced correctly
5) need a different wood texture for the outside area. that was just a temporary filler.
6) add string at the top of the windchimes for hanging
I had thought of adding a bonsai tree to the shelf, but it created too many polys because of the leaves.
This is only 500 samples - I need closer to 3k to get rid of all the noise.
I have a licensing question for folks (in addition to welcoming feedback). The image of mount Fuji is a freely available desktop background. I could find no information about the photographer nor any information about who to contact at the website for licensing info. Is it ok to use an image like this for noncommercial purposes? In addition to the background, the image texture I used for the wall hanging is from a product that is available online. How does licensing work for product images?
As always, I welcome any constructive feedback.