Now you don't have to go throu that again.
This is the start scene of most product visualisation i am doing.
Just replace the tea pots with your product, assign one of the predefined material from editor and press render! That's all!
Light: 2 vray lights + vray sky
Camera: vray physical camera
Materials in editor: basic glossy materials for plastic, car paint, etc., glass material, chrom metal...
Created in 3dsmax 2009 with vray 1.5 SP2
You can use it in higher version of 3dsmax or vray (vray 2.0 also)
If you want some examples how this studio setup works just view my other models.
Thank you for your time.