Thanks! I did it a few years ago, and at the time, I wanted texture (bumpiness) on the thread, but overdid it somewhat. Plus it's a little too thick to be on a thread bobbin. Perhaps mooring cable?
I stumbled upon this in a folder this morning, and thought it was "Gallery-Worthy".
I created it five years ago, according to the file date; I'd been pitching a book on Xara for almost ten years before my agent and I sealed a deal in 2009. This was one of the cover illustration ideas that didn't make it. Initially I was puzzled over why I did the Swiss Army Knife in red, and then remembered that it was a theme colour several versions ago on the splash screen.
Time flies and house flies,
That is very photorealistic, it certainly has that ambiance about it. We have a 3D challenge going in the 3D forum, everyone is welcome to join in with what ever 3D software you like.