so i have been try to model a sword for a few days now and i’m fairly new to this but i really stink at texturing i would like get my sword blade to have a very shiny and reflective surface but i don’t know how to go about to do so. Also as is my textures i all ready have don’t look that nice how must i go about to fix this. The top hand guard is and grip are suppose to be leather but ends up looking like wood once again how might i go about this to make it look like leather.
Metal materials, especially polished and reflective surfaces, will look a lot better when you put them in an environment that isn’t grey. It’s difficult to tell much about how shiny it is if there are no lights or surroundings to reflect.