Originally Posted by AriMB
Thanks! Right before I started rendering I put a 0.5mm chamfer on basically every edge of the custom aluminum parts. I found that helps reflect the light to define the edges in the renders so you can see where one part ends and the other begins even when they’re mated coincident with the same appearance. Each of the renders (except for the gif) took less than 20 mins on my laptop.
I'll have to remember that, thanks.