I have now turned my attention to the intro of my animation. I had wanted a very metallic theme for the intro (in contract to the rest of the animation being made of natural wooden textures) but on apply the copper texture to everything as a test I was a little put off (image 1).
Lighting It Up
Still using the copper texture, I placed some basic test lights. I made it a little more appealing but feels a little to clean with its shine and reflectiveness.
Here I have swapped the back wall, fittings and fancy gear with the brass texture. I was unsure of this at first but coming back to this image, it is growing on me. The copper texture still feels a little to clean.
Lighten Up Mark 2
Moving around and duplicating the light I have lightened up the scene. I am unsure of this and feel that I have lost something that I had in image 3.