Here is a preliminary look at a model I am working on for the Photorealism contest.
The past month or two I have been purposely working ONLY within Blender to generate all of my renders. This has forced me to learn some of the small capabilties of Blender that I used to ignore (like colorbands for example). So, this image is all Blender with no image maps (though that is not say that I won’t use them in my final entry… ).
I would welcome input on what I could work on to get the details right. I do plan on adding more jacks and probably putting them in a more appropriate environment (really… how many kids play jacks on a smooth, shiny table?..).