View Full Version : Banding Problem on Chrome Text

04-10-2003, 07:51 AM
I'm trying to chrome text and i'm getting a horizontal band as shown in attached file. The surface is set to neutral grey, 5% diffuse, 70% reflection with an incidence angle texture map as a gradient layer. Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

04-10-2003, 08:44 AM
Check you don't have any non-planar polygons and turn off the smoothing on the front faces of your letters (in fact try and turn it off everywhere except the sides of the letters).


04-10-2003, 09:15 AM
That is sooo funky!
Question, does it look ok in Modeller and Layout "before" rendering? If so, assign everything a 'default' color with no smoothing, if that looks just as weird, I'd go back to your model.
How about a wireframe, (with the stats panel for polys open), may help a bit to tie it down.

04-12-2003, 08:00 PM
I vote it's a smoothing problem. Try turning smoothing off and see what you get.