Rendering Tip - Use reflective surfaces
Use reflective surfaces for a more realistic image
One of the best things that you can do to improve a rendering is to focus on the details. It’s the details that can increase realism of a rendering and one detail that many users over look is adding reflection to all the materials in a model that need it. Not only that, but you must also apply the correct kind and the correct intensity of a reflection to a material.
A reflective floor can make the difference between a flat image and a realistic look image. The same is true of metal, wood, plastic and other surfaces.
Items to make reflective:
Spending time on these details can make the difference between a boring, flat image and an engaging, realistic one.