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InfernalDarkness
08-19-2009, 01:10 AM
I'm having a rough time with a particular metal material for an interior design project, and have spent considerable time trying to develop a suitable material. At an impass, I'm hoping someone else has worked with a similar material for an arch/viz project and has some tips.

It's Kohler's "oil-rubbed bronze" metal:
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/7716/ccc21814.jpg

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/469/ccc21498.jpg

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7157/zaa03686.jpg

Here are my (pathetic) attempts so far, using mia_material_x and tweaking the various metal presets:

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2249/bronzeexample1.jpg

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4295/bronzeexample2.jpg

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/5226/bronzeexample3.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2254/bronzeexample4.jpg

I really don't want to have to go into UV maps for this part of the project, and would almost just settle for a black brushed metal then perhaps paint in some highlights in post or maybe composite a bronze render over a black one and erase a few spots...

Alternatively, one could model the bronze-only areas, but that is also rather painful at this point.

Any ideas would be much appreciated!

sixbysixx
08-19-2009, 04:55 PM
http://www.tomcowland.com/mentalray/tc_curvature/index.html

Never used it, but sounds like this might be useful?

C-:

InfernalDarkness
08-19-2009, 06:08 PM
Apple OS-10 only. Does look helpful, though. Perhaps I can come up with something similar.

redbranch1
08-19-2009, 07:49 PM
There is a libwin folder in there

InfernalDarkness
08-19-2009, 08:01 PM
When you're right, you're right Redbranch! Thanks for the heads-up, I simply misread the page and now I'll give it a shot and see if it helps... Looks promising, hopefully it'll play nice with the mia_x_material too!

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