This is my first Blender project. I decided to model a new item of weight training equipment I designed and built.
In the past I would get a photographer to photo the equipment (the first photo), however it is apparent to me that the Blender modelled render is better than a photo. Not only is the model itself perfect but I can alter the handles and pin positions to get additional renderings to show the adjustability of the apparatus.
I have to apply materials to the pins to get a stainless steel look, also material to the end caps. Need to alter fresnel so that the uprights look more shiny. The handles are composed of 2 materials, the actual grips need to be given knurling - does anyone know how to do this so that on close-up the knurling will look real.
I also need to sort out the blue sheet it is sitting on, it looks like it is floating when it is actually standing on the sheet, perhaps radiosity?