I realized my other ring was too perfect, with no scratches or bumps of any kind. Actually the movie made that mistake too - their ring looks brand new, not 2000 years old. So I added some decals to adjust the reflectivity and make it a little bumpy, and the result is a ring far more appropriate for such a well-handled object. I also gave up on the fire background and put it on a wood floor I made for a still life. Rendered in Animation Master.
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