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Jon Bayens
realistic metal texture help!
on Mar 14, 2009 at 1:08:40 pm


I've been working on this project for 3 months now and I'm nearing the end and doing some touch ups. One of my problems is that my metal texture just doesn't feel like metal. I used a phong to make the texture. The reflectivity of the metal is a big part of the problem I feel as it isn't distorted at all. Could anyone give me some suggestions on how this problem can be fixed? I don't really understand much about refractions but I believe that's in the process of the solution.

Thank you.


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Alvaro Castaneda
Re: realistic metal texture help!
on Mar 16, 2009 at 4:30:21 pm

mental ray has some nice out of the box shaders, the MIA shader has nice presets, i usually use a blinn, use the same color in the specular and color, and make the reflections blurry, look under the mentalray section of the shader

varomix - pixelEater

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