Ok so Blender was working perfectly fine for months now until today I tried to render a weapon with a chrome material, only to find out that it rendered without the material! I already tried resetting Blender to all default settings and I've quadruple checked to be sure non of the objects are hidden. Yes, the lighting is very bright too, but that doesn't show either. See pictures below.
(Edit): Guys, I'm not stupid. I already tried the background idea. I looked around for an hour for solutions before posting this question and found a few people having the same problem, (including the thread that this is a "duplicate" of) but none of the suggestions people gave them fixed my problem. Even if there is no background, the object should at least be interacting with the light somewhat. Example:
That's a render I made the week before I started having issues, I'm not very proud of it but it proves my point. So what's below doesn't make any sense.
Even with a different color.
But when I use a dryer, non glossy material like leather or just the default diffuse mat everything shows up fine.
Plz help ;__;