My tests with making bolts....

It’s large enough for wallpaper (is my background ;))

Please crit =) I will do other renders with various objects in the shadows.

Blenderartsts reduces the quality =/ here’s the high quality:


That’s really sweet!
Okay, I have to ask, how did you make the texture?
It looks like it’s using reflection coordinates to map on an HDR image with RAY mirror on there.
Am I somewhat correct or way off?
Anyways, it looks great! :slight_smile:

There’s a lot more to the texture then that, but you’re on the right track :wink:

okay… did you use bolt factory?
and what other steps are there?