My latest pass, some 2 weeks after my previous one. Oh how time flies.
C4d, 5 lights (candles), one fill light (turned down very low), GI (2 bounces) and AO.
The GI didn’t do much for me, I ended up duping the layer in photoshop. I actually duped it 5-6 times and got really nice color on the table - very warm and orangey - but got kinda cruddy “macro-blocking” in some other areas. Had I wanted to spend the time in photoshop I could’ve made that work, but this is what I’ve got for now.
The haloes on the candles, I’ve only just noticed - a byproduct of compressing to a PNG as they’re not so stark in my photoshop file. I should fix that.
Also, the reflection in the mirror is too bright to justify the darkness of the scene.
I’d like to get another pass at this in a day or two.