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Chrome Texturing 
By slice56 on Nov 08, 2000 01:27 PM
cna someone help me on how to create realistic looking chrome texturing? i am really having problems and i need to know...
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Re: Chrome Texturing 
By SeanW on Nov 09, 2000 09:34 PM
I've found that if you turn the reflectivity up on your object, you can achive a chrome look.  Also if you can get a picture of a similar enviornment your object is going to be in, use that picture as a reflection map.  Also Richard Dziendzielowski at www.pdfx.com has, in my opinion mastered chrome.  His tutorials on it seem to be down at the moment but he did have a really good chrome tutorial. Good luck!
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Re: Chrome Texturing 
By on Jan 02, 2001 03:14 PM
The whole thing about chrome is that it shouldn't have a surface of its own at all. It just reflects everything else around it. If your app can make environment maps, then use that, and map it to show 100% environment, and none of its own color, if you follow me...
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Re: Chrome Texturing 
By on Jan 02, 2001 03:54 PM
Chrome if you see it un polished looks like silver/steel, polished it is almost intirely reflective, there is the mirror effect, a miiror is made by useing a smooth metallic surface and coating it in something entirly clear and smooth. Thats where the grayness comes into the mirror but doesn't seem to exist in cg becouse no one realizes it exists. You can prove this by taking a pictur of something and another through a mirror. compae the images and their is a silver tint to it. their are two speculair systems in a chrome bumper for example on is very sharp and strong and the inner is of course mettalic and smoothed.
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Re: Chrome Texturing 
By JasonHendry on Jan 03, 2001 09:06 PM
To make the chrome texture.
Use light grey as your defuse(or what ever it is).  White for the other two(spec/ambie). Put shin and gloss to 100. In Maps use reflection about 70-90% use a raytrace or reflect/refrect map. Even though chrome is highly reflective you don't want it to look like a mirror. You want a very small amount of the silvery/Grey colour coming through.
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Re: Chrome Texturing 
By nox on Dec 09, 2002 10:37 AM
the  most  simple and fastest way is to use a real metllic suface from a photo.take a look at
www.lysator.liu.se/~zap/chrome
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