I have some feedback on the new materials render procedure. Captions Right now, the new renders appear without any captions. The only way a customer knows which material is being displayed is by looking at the other side of the screen, in the "Choose material" section. That's fine if the customer is selecting the material in that way, but confusing if the customer is browsing through the pictures on the left-hand side of the screen. Variety There's always a balance between offering the customer a choice versus confusing them with too many options. I generally like to offer the customers options, especially for closely-related materials: If a model will print as Stainless Steel, I see no reason not to offer them a choice of Matte Gold Steel, Matte Bronze Steel, etc. My problem is that every single material I offer is being shown in the pictorial list of renders in the left-hand side of the page. I think this is confusing for the customer. What I'd prefer is, at least for Shapeways' renders, I get to choose which ones are shown on that list. If a customer clicks on a material that I've not elected to show immediately, then that particular render can be displayed on the left. Aside from the Stainless Steel family, this would be particular useful for the precious metals. I strongly doubt that anyone will ever purchase any of my items in gold or platinum, but I'd like to give them the option. Having the renders for those materials in the picture list is distracting. Sequence Aside from the item I've selected as the default material, my own pictures of items printed in different materials are being shown among the list of Shapeways' renders, causing my pictures to be lost. Here's one of my products as an example: http://www.shapeways.com/model/1855899/pentacle-ring-customi ze.html?beta=1 Orientation You've already received feedback on the issue of switching from Z-axis to Y-axis in the default render pose. Fortunately, I have few enough models that this doesn't especially bother me. What's a bit annoying is that the only orientations I can select are rotations about one of the axes. When I design a model for Shapeways, I try to choose an orientation that I think will aid in a successful print. (Maybe your model-processing software is capable of determining this on its own, and my efforts are wasted; if so, please let me know.) With the new renders, it looks like I'll have to pick an orientation that will result in a good render in my shop. I'd rather have more flexibility in orienting the model on the Shapeways site. This leaves me free to pick the orientation in my own 3D software to suit needs other than marketing: successful print, easier to make revisions, etc. Thanks for paying attention!