This is the kind of lamp that seems to be having a brief burst of fahionability for the moment. All the ones I saw were really poorly made given the prices they were charging, and consequently I decided to design a model I would be willing to buy (were I to have the financial wherewithal, that is). This is the current result.
For the life of me, though, I can’t get this to look photorealistic, and have no idea why. The current render screams “fake”, so can someone please pinpoint the problems?
It was modelled in Blender 2.5-bla and rendered in Octane.
There are two images of the lighting rig included (if it can be called that) since I’m certain that part of the problem lies there.