I’m playing with 2.5 alpha 2 and I’m pretty happy with my first try at a metal film reel except for the way the shadows are rendering. I’m probably making some stupid rookie mistake, but heck if I can figure it out. (Click the thumbnail for a larger version.)
The material is just a blackish color with reflection turned up and I’ve got a basic 3-point light set up: spot key, hemi fill, and a spot rim. Please let me know if you need more info and thanks for any help!