View Full Version : Need Help On Making object looks like Metal color

04-13-2004, 03:49 AM
Hi.Im a newbie.I am currently trying to make a 3D text to have a metal feel just like the Terminator 2 text colour.Can someone help me?thank you

04-13-2004, 05:36 AM
First of, the original title isn't 3d:

Anyway, just model your text (i asume your far enough to handle this without a step-by-step tutorial.

Open the surface editor, open up the Preset shelf and load the Brushed Chrome preset (found in the Metal tab)
Open up the Bump Texture, change the Scale X to 10cm, Y to 5mm, Z to 10cm
change the rotation B to 0, you may also want to change the texture value to something like 40%)
Click the Environment tab and change the Reflection Options to Spherical Map, load a Reflection Map image (make one in Photoshop or load one from the LW Content folder)

You may also want to change your Diffuse settings (almost to 0) and increase your reflection and maybe tweak the Texture channel of the Reflection (this gradient makes a kind of Fresnel (less reflection when the normal of the surface faces away from the camera)) or delete it all together.

At this point i suggest you go tweak your lights and start experimenting on your own...

At this point i suggest

04-13-2004, 10:09 AM
Visit Leigh´s site, great place to start:

Or try: