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This is my Feb 14th WIP Contribution.
This was the best part of a 15 minute render with blenders internal jobby
Latest cvs

Crits on textures please.

The lid is modeled to fit perfectly.
Also is that darkness on the lid supposed to be there?

Lighting might need changing.
I can’t seem to get the velvet holder to look like velvet.

http://www.directionalforce.com/blender/1luv.jpg

Are you using refractions for the lid??? try to set the depth deeper.

I think a little nore on the material of the case would help.

Try a rough Oren Nayar shader for the velvet with very little very soft spec.

Try the Heart with more reflections and a harder spec with the value turned all the way up.

If the Oren-Nayar doesn’t work, try a light cloud texture.

It’s looking great, and a nice motivation for my own love render (a non-morbid one).

Nice one, djfuego. But, your gold material looks quite bad. Isn’t golden at all. I think it should be more yellow to look like gold. And more reflection?

Then maybe add a emitting plane somewhere to get a cool highlight on the things (something to reflect).

I tried an emitting plane. Not good
an env map on the gold looks promising
I like the gold texture because it’s not over shiny
I.m planning on doing 2 renders of the holder. 1. Lid on 2. lid off
Rendertimes are the longest I’ve had to endure so I will have to be forced to test render at 25% Shame Gaus blur doesn’t work on raytraced stuff yet.