View Full Version : how can i make a chrome shader?

03-06-2004, 02:56 AM
i'm currently making a drumset and all of the stands,(snare,cymbol,rack,ect.) are a nice shiny reflective chrome. for the life of me i've tried to make a shader to match that description but only come out with a glossy grey shader. can anyone help?


03-06-2004, 06:06 AM
It has to reflect the environment to look real. If you have a full environment with lots of stuff to reflect turn on raytracing. Otherwise use an environment map as reflection.

At Highend3d there is a metal preset with chrome among others.
Its always a good start to dissect other shaders to understand the settings needed for a certain effect.

Metal preset shaders (http://www.highend3d.com/files/dl.3d?group=mayashaders&file_loc=metals_presets-v1.0-.zip&file_id=1827)

03-08-2004, 04:17 AM
thanks alot, that does help.

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