GoldenFeather

Stainless Steel

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I am new to Cheif Architect. I have been using it for about 2 years now. I have been doing some pretty cool things with it. I have a lot of it down well. I am now learning more about Ray Trace. My question is:

 

How can I create a material that shows as stainless steel in Ray Trace. The default stainless steel material is not showing in a Ray Trace as stainless steel.

 

Any help is appreciated.

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When Ray Tracing the look of stainless steel is highly dependent upon how it is lit by your lighting. Point type lights work best. It would be more helpful if you posted an example of your output so it would be easier to identify what might be going on.

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Also, you cannot see metals in ray trace view unless Photon mapping is enabled in your ray trace settings.

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2 hours ago, parkwest said:

Once you go PBR there is no going back!

True dat.

 

PBR is so fast and you can edit on the fly.

 

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yes, here is an example of what I am talking about. One picture is a ray trace and the range hood shows as being black. The other picture is PBR and you can see the same hood is what it should be...stainless steel. I tried changing some settings and I can not get it to show as stainless in Ray Trace.

 

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