Is this all Cinema 4D?
There will probably be some after render PS touchups to deal with but the goal is to not have to.Any experienced 3D artist could do even better,I'm still a noob.I was just willing to keep watching tutorials and tweaking til I got results good enough for the purpose...a windowblind.
Any 3D app can produce these results...even the free Blender app...its actually quite powerful.
Here is the dumb part on my part...the base package of C4D dosnt include the advanced render module...and I DIDNT need it.(not for skinning anyways...rendering something like this in GI is just NOT necessary.(and slooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww)
The main things here are camera position,3 lite sources(one being the hdri globe for reflections) and some slight texturing.An expert would probably say,well,you just made everything shiny...and people like shiny things.
And they would be right...but Slider was always meant to be all shiny so thats what I went for.No Load Limit will get a similar makeover with less shiny stuff more fitting to its needs.
Also,this isnt just for XP...it will have different user panes for Vista and 7...maybe even a blank one for those who dont want any text.