In this 16 minute video Chris walks you through his texture and rendering settings for an alarm clock model. He dissects the individual settings and takes you through the subtleties of replicating realistic paint and metallic surfaces. He takes the time to make sure you can absorb all of the fine points of creating realistic scenes. Using the above download link you can get his model and follow along. Demonstration requires Strata Design 3D CX 6.0.