I know this is a basic skill inside of Maya but the good looking chrome has always eluded me. For example, say I have simple extruded text in maya and want to add a good chrome to it. Is it best to load a file texture of chrome and assign to text or is there an easy way to build a simple shader in maya that will yield a good-looking chrome?
I guess what I'm after is a quick way to get a good shiny silvery chrome like you can get when you use Zaxwerks to create a chrome. Sometimes I just want a quick and dirty chrome material for text or something and would rather go through maya to do it.