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Malygris
11-05-2003, 12:10 PM
Hi!!
Do you know how to make a really shiny metal for a sword??
Or should I do this in the 3d app itself??

Ian Jones
11-05-2003, 12:35 PM
Think about what makes metal look like metal. Metal reflects, so essentially you'll be painting reflections of the surrounding environment. different metals also have different levels of reflectivity and other properties. You'll only be able to simulate these with careful study of real life objects. Get some reference.

nojobnoodlez
11-06-2003, 04:11 AM
What app are you using?

I'd do the surface in the 3D program. Some of them even come with premade metal surfaces which you can apply and modify easily.

What you might need to do in Photoshop are the bump maps, luminance, texture maps, etc.

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