This is my finished product for rendering. Since it has been years since I played chess, it is doubtful I have the board set up correctly. I was going for more of a silver and gold look but my attempts at simulating that in the pieces didn’t work so well. The pieces might have needed a texture to help the metal simulation. Despite that bit of disappointment, I am rather happy with what I have learned so far and what I have created.
I really do not like how these camera controls work. It seems like a lot of back and forth between views and the camera view. I finally did open a new window and put one in camera mode while moving my camera around in another window. It took out a bit of frustration.
I have to say Michael and Ben rock! I tried to muddle my way through other tutorials, which none provided the depth of information as this course has.