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Old 09-05-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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I am looking for a shader that would work on a gun? Can anyone help me find one?
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:09 AM   #2
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Hi,
I don't know any specific ones, but if i find one i'll PM you, but i think i would try getting/making a "Metal Shader" of approximately the right colour and then play around with the specularity and other settings to try and make it look better.
I am not that sure what type of "gun metal" you are after, there are so many from dull black teflon type materials to silver and gold, but I suspect you will be after that "dull grey" colour?
If so, I will need a shader like that for a project soon, so will keep a look out for you/us.

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Old 10-05-2005, 02:18 PM   #3
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doing specifec types of shaders in maya are hard to do... there are shaders you can download from Alias' site ( www.alias.com ) that you can use to help you if you can't make your own
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doing specifec types of shaders in maya are hard to do...
WTF!?

If you want metal then get yourself a reflection map (anything old photo will do) then turn your diffuse down a bit, turn your eccentricity down to about 0.1, spec roll off to 0.9-1.0 and the spec colour to white. Then tweak your reflection param. Most of all just experiment, but what sells metal are the reflections and the spec hits.


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To add to pure morning's post, use a phong shader for metal....and it depends on the type of metal that determines the type of reflection and highlights also......
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Hi,
Yes what 'Metal' are you after? Otherwise we may be on about 'Ceramic' Guns Lambert and SSsoon.

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