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Offline Yabusa

Can't quite get the right metal reflection
« on: February 04, 2020, 05:32:00 pm »
I'm trying to recreate this metal piece, but can't quite seem to get even close.
I tried Anisotropic, Steel turned (with fine bump height and width), Steel Brushed, but nothing is giving off the same effect.
Any suggestions?

Offline mattjgerard

Re: Can't quite get the right metal reflection
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 07:58:30 am »
Can you post the results of some of your attempts? Its good to know what you've tried and how they turned out. Remember that metals are very much impacted byt he environment and reflections. So much so that when I'm trying to fine tune a metal, I spend just as much time on the lighting as I do on the material itself.

Also use multimaterials for saving versions without losing anything. Great way to experiment.

Offline sleby

Re: Can't quite get the right metal reflection
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2020, 05:17:27 am »
Here's a great tutorial from Will Gibbons for the exact type of metal you have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Ig62FObCA

Offline Will Gibbons

Re: Can't quite get the right metal reflection
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 08:53:05 am »
Thanks for the shout! @sleby :)

I was just going to comment to the OP that these are anisotropic reflections and that they'll have better luck using an approach that's outlined in my video linked up by Sleby.

What matt said is also 100% correct.

Cheers!