03-17-2006, 05:28 PM
Ok, I'm wanting to apply a really good car paint shader to my vehicle I'm working on at the moment. So I began looking into the types of material I could use and this MR Car Paint Phenomenon Shader appeared a phew times, so I thought I would give it a go - BUT WHERE THE HELL IS IT? I must be totally stupid, but I don't know if I already have it and can't find it - or whether I don't have it and need to get hold of it. I'm currently using Maya 6.0, theres a hold list of mi_ shaders, and one called phenomenon but no car one.
This is a page someone on the forums posted a link to http://www.lamrug.org/resources/doc/paint.html#mi_car_paint_phen
Anyway, could someone please point me in the right direction. If not, does anyone know other ways of creating good car shaders? I know it's been mentioned a thousand times before - sorry. I hear people creating layered shaders within maya which some people swear to. All I want at the end of the day is a realistic car paint that will render well in MentalRay.