I’m designing and machining small aluminum parts. I do all my CAD work in Alibre (Solidworks clone).
I’ve been playing with blender for a week now and I’ve picked up some basic skills. I try to render a part to look like as close to the original (alu finish) as I can. I don’t have much luck with aluminum. There are tons of tutorials for chrome like finish but I’d like replicate aluminum. Here is the rendered image how could I improve on it?
Here is the original milled part:
I don’t expect to see the toolpath on the rendered image but something closed to a polished alu finish.
and here is the stl file (5mb)