Wow, thanks everybody. Guess the rendering is as good as I thought ! Much appreciated encouragement - you all know how many hours and re-renders it took to get this. I just ordered a FirePro v3750, haha, need to speed up all those renders ! Currently takes about 4-1/2 minutes each. Upgrading from a Quadro FX3400.
Don asked to see the control panels closeup, so here they are. As you can see, the maps for the lower and upper panels are a little bit off, but they were fine for the room-wide view, I never checked them up close. The small panel on the stand at the right I did take some time with, since it showed so prominently, and it's pretty much right on. The mapped objects were boxes drawn to the dimension of the equipment.
I attached the image map from the small panel to illustrate the extended border/background color. Haha, it's backwards because I still haven't figured out how to flip the image, so for now it was faster to just flip it in pshop ! The extended background also wrapped around the edges of the box to cover them.
Well, now I'm inspired. Haha, have to start doing the tutorials . . . to learn how to actually draw . . . but there's two projects coming up over the next couple of weeks, and there will be new renderings !
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