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spartan2
11-22-2004, 03:25 PM
I want to create a gold, silver and bronze bar, but i cant get the reflection to work.. it just comes back dull. I want it to look like the image below obviously different colours, but every setting ive been trying doesnt give the result I want.

The background to my object is Black (which i think is the problem)

http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials/surface/texturing_for_dummies-001/images/t4dpart1_frank_F.jpg

Any help would be much appreciated.

meatycheesyboy
11-22-2004, 03:38 PM
The background to my object is Black (which i think is the problem)
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You got it. If your background is black and there are no other objects in the scene, then your bar will reflect nothing but black.

Silkrooster
11-22-2004, 05:10 PM
Partially true. It depends on how you have the settings in the surface editor. By changing the refelction options in the enviroment tab, you can change it from reflecting the background to reflecting a spherical map. Just remember you need to load an image for this to work. There are several that came with LW as well as any you create your self, for example baking skytracer. Any high contrast image should work.
Silk