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Even though there are several other questions with answers in this blog, I found the answers to my following question very useful.

I want to render animations of a shiny type of steel, for example, the goal is having a rendering like this, but with a white background!

Rendering a shining part in white background

It seems the lighting, environment and HDRI are important, but I could not make it work!
The result of my rendering is this picture:
enter image description here

Can you please have a look at this file and give any hints about any changes that I should do?

Thanks,
Kind regards

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks @JachymMichal. you are right! I modified my main post. I appreciate it $\endgroup$
    – Man
    Jan 3, 2021 at 19:31
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @susu, I went through that post before, but I was not able to have a white background and keep having a shining surface! it seems it needs a HDRI, which I am not good at it, that is the reason I requested Jachym Michal to learn from his file $\endgroup$
    – Man
    Jan 3, 2021 at 20:38
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    $\begingroup$ An HDRI is not a magical thing, you can totally do this without one with proper lighting, placing your own lights and playing with the size, direction and intensity will allow you total control. $\endgroup$
    – susu
    Jan 3, 2021 at 20:42
  • $\begingroup$ Susu's right, the HDRI saves time, but isn't necessary. I only used it to make the process simpler :). $\endgroup$ Jan 3, 2021 at 20:46
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks so much @JachymMichal. Honestly, it is quite some days that I am struggling with light, nodes, intensity and so on, but I was not successful! that was the reason I requested for help here :-). I will review the file and suggestion of Susus and you and will try to apply it to my model $\endgroup$
    – Man
    Jan 3, 2021 at 20:52

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There are just three things you need to get such result:

  1. A studio lighting HDRI (like this one shipped with Blender)
  2. Shiny metallic material (Metalness=1, Roughness=0.2)
  3. Transparent background (RenderTab > Film > Transparent)

Rotate the HDRI to your needs, and add white background through compositor :).

enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ Bravo! Thanks so much @JachymMichal !! Is it also possible to share your blender file please for my practice? yours looks fantastic!! $\endgroup$
    – Man
    Jan 3, 2021 at 20:13
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    $\begingroup$ Hey :). No problem, here it is on GoogleDrive $\endgroup$ Jan 3, 2021 at 20:38
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  • $\begingroup$ Dear @susu, I really thank you for working on my file! I learned a lot. With your help, I found out one of my biggest mistakes ever! I had a really wrong impression about the unit of power of lights there :-), I was comparing with physical W :-))) $\endgroup$
    – Man
    Jan 3, 2021 at 23:41
  • $\begingroup$ Dear @JachymMichal, thanks for sharing your file and also your help :-) $\endgroup$
    – Man
    Jan 4, 2021 at 6:37

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