here is my answer to your tips and my explanation:
It was my intention that the blacksmith is looking into the camera. Horse is from previous project and isn’t rigged, his function is only to fill the background with the wagon with charcoal bags. I didn’t want to draw attention to him if he was moving.
There was not attempt for pure fire, but my goal was to create the effect of blowing air to burning hot embers before forging. The arc shape of the “fire” is caused by an increase in the temperature of the blower, which also increased the lighting - which make arc shape.
Yes, I want the green shield pointed to the camera. Other shields are rotated in other directions.
The anvill is not on the barrel but on the base for the anvil which is reinforced by the steel rings.
Near the metal products there is not used a stainless material maybe it looks like it for the scene lighting. Here is material on my assets for this scene.
On the grinder and older elements in the scene I have a rusty metal material
Thank you for your tips I appreciate it.
Have a nice day.