View Full Version : Anisotropic Brushed Disc effect

05-27-2011, 05:27 AM
I'm new to Nodes, trying to archive brushed disc effect with the node editor, ad anisotropic node but it's looking poor can anyone please help me with this. Any suggestion? I also created bump node looked for the procedural texture 'Radial' each time it's crashes lightwave.

05-27-2011, 08:08 AM
i think you can modulate using a grey scale map with enough contrast connected in the specular input(anisotropic spec shader), and maybe add an extra touch with the old trick for reflections , a big riple with a big scale turbulance with low frecuencies and low small scale in the bump channel.Another alternative its improve the enviroment and lighting.

05-27-2011, 08:49 AM
Thank you lightmann, for your tips. I'll try do it right now, but have no idea how to make ripple or turbulence behave in circular fashion. I can make linear brushed material, but wondering how to archive circular scratches.

05-27-2011, 09:11 AM
Set Ripples to 1 Wavesource.

05-27-2011, 09:33 AM
Thank you dee, I never was able to archive this effect even in v 7.0 days with BDRF shader. No with nodes I more confused, I better look for some basic lessons and training videos. Thank you for input.

05-28-2011, 02:56 AM
There's a really good nodal Anisotropy tut here:


05-28-2011, 05:43 AM
Great tutorials! Thank you for the link raw-m.