Brushed Metal Hightlights

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  05 May 2009
Brushed Metal Hightlights


I am trying to achieve realistic highlights which can be observed on brushed metal, or scratched metal.

To illustrate what I am talking about, I attached a picture of the way the light looks like over brushed or scratched metal ( the source is ).

I know how to put a texture to make it look like a brushed metal, but the highlights are still regular.

Is this something that can be achieved using texture + bump map?

If you think this needs a lightmap, I could use more info about it, I never used one.

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  05 May 2009
by looking at the image I would put a reflection card with an extremely high luminance off SR and facing the bevled faces...el diablo
  05 May 2009
Thanks once more El Diablo.

Yes, that is the way I could light that scene. But I am more interested in the way the hightlights apear, with uneven and jagged edges, and the way the light fills the scratched portions of the surface, depending on the angle they were created at.

I attached a picture that hopefully will explain the question a bit better than the way I did.
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  05 May 2009
a bump or displacment will give you that or run a nomal pass with bump and displacement on and dial it in in the comp...el diablo
  05 May 2009
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