Texture and Lighting.

Texture and Lighting.

I am trying to recreate metal effect that is captured in the image attached. What or how can this be done in Cheetah 3d? I have tried HDRI and many of the on-board metal textures to no avail. I will upload my attempt next.




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You may want to create a very bright HDRI environment for the render. Even so, the first image has the advantage of being a huge cheat. If you look at the "reflections" in the metal, they're simply hand rendered and don't match the thing they're supposed to be reflecting.

In general, though, the reason your metal is dark in a lot of places is that it's reflecting nothing. If you find some well lit studio HDRI you'll probably get a much closer result.