I try to make stainless steel effect, but I don't understand why rendered image in the top panel is not like in the material preview frame in the right panel ?

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It is not the same because you haven't applied smooth shade to your material. However there could be more reasons(like: weird settings setup in the render tab or word tab)

  • $\begingroup$ I think the correct question is why it doesnt look the same.Thats because the above, plus because your light setups are different. $\endgroup$
    – xlxs
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 23:35
  • $\begingroup$ What are the the good light setups ? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 0:34
  • $\begingroup$ On tutorials about how to make Glossy Images, there 2 planes perpendiculars which wrap up the Glossy objects, maybe that is the solution $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 0:58
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    $\begingroup$ The 2 perpendiculars mesh planes are indeed the solution, in fact it creates a good lighting effect $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 1:04

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