i turned on ambient occlusion and i think that it is a little better now ,what do you think
You have a clear directional light source since your box has a dark side. Thus AO will never provide the shadow that should be cast on that side of the box.
i think you should simulate the reflected light from the floor “manually” so to speak, with individual lamps etc…
yess - it look a bit better than before
wow that looks great i am currently working on a sword too…my first blender attempt…definatly not that good though