I’m getting better at this, it’s taking less and less time. However there is something new. I’m experimenting with a normal based method to make metal and other highly reflective surfaces, and so far I like what I’m seeing. The real test will begin once I bake it to a static texture, I’m curious to see what will be left of it then.
I did some preliminary tests for an eventual patent leather version, but don’t hold your breath just yet. Without a model to bake to, it is pointless to do more material testing so I’ll resume on that part once I’m done with the low polygon model.