While working for MNML, I was encouraged to learn OctaneRender, an advanced rendering software capable of producing photorealisic images. The work below, produced in a single evening, illustrates the power of this program to visualize even the simplest products in dynamic and stunning ways. Much thanks to Tim Zarki for being an inspiration and pioneer in the space. I subsequently posted the model for sale on Turbosquid.
The material is a multilayered map of scratches, fingerprints, and worn corners. The lighting is driven by an HDRI and additional colored spot lights.
The underlying SolidWorks model is quite simple. It was made in 2 hours and immediately moved over to Cinema 4D for rendering in Octane.