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How to obtain sheen on material selection

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ezra

Can someone here please tell me how to get a sheen on my material selection 

I usually select Nickel for metal objects, but I get a real dull surface.

I am using version 2019,

 

Thank you,

Ezra

Dull Nickel.JPG

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Cad64

I don't use Solidworks, but in other 3D programs you typically need a light source and some sort of environment in order to see metallic materials properly. If you're just using basic ambient lighting then metal materials generally look dull like that.

 

Does Solidworks allow you to use HDR images for lighting? If so, load up an HDR and your metal material should look a lot better.

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Cad64

Here's an example of what I'm talking about.

 

In my 3D program, I've created a sphere and applied a polished nickel material to it. In the first image I'm using standard ambient lighting and you can see it looks more like a plastic ball than a metal one. In the 2nd image, I'm using an HDR image for the environment and now you can see that it looks like a polished metal ball.

Ambient Lighting.jpg

HDR Lighting.jpg

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BIGAL

You found my crystal ball ! Now I can answer some of those posts. :lol:

 

Image is cool though.

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Cad64
15 hours ago, BIGAL said:

You found my crystal ball ! Now I can answer some of those posts. :lol:

 

Yep, I found it and polished up for you. Now you can see clearly. :thumbsup:

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SLW210

You need to adjust your environment. You'll probably find some good help on Solidworks forum if you need a step by step, maybe something on YouTube.

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