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Does anybody know why Shiny surfaces such as chrome, stainless steel, polished aluminum show up a dull black in 3-d?? The mirror setting does not seem to effect this as well.

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they aren't mirror's  :) 

 

joking aside , the default materials are setup for Ray Tracing in Chief I think , so at least for Stainless I made a library , which is posted here on the forum here

https://hometalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/128-stainless-steel-library/?hl=%2Bstainless+%2Bsteel

 

 and  

 

Kat posted some textures here too for other metals

https://hometalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/15-kitchen-appliances/#entry37

and how to use them here

https://hometalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/1072-appliance-textures/#entry6129

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Mick has the solution, the reason default materials of metal look bad is the lack of corresponding textures (the default metal "materials" are merely colors). An image file can show greater depth and a sense of reality that drab colors cannot. Download and install Mick's custom textures and get more realistic results. You can locate, download and then import as custom materials anything you can find and edit from the WWW. I do it from time to time when I require an exact material. It requires a little more work and steps but enhances the outcome.

 

DJP

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Thanks David...

 

@ Andrew there are also Tutorials in the Knowledgebase on how to make Custom Materials and  import them , if the post above  is not enough. There is a link in my Signature.

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