In this C4D quick tip, you’ll learn how to create physically accurate metal surfaces in Octane renderer in Cinema 4D, a tutorial released by New Plastic.
How to create the gold material in Octane?
Most metals are metallic grey or silvery white whereas gold is characteristically a metallic yellow color, in other words, gold-colored. Cesium is also gold-colored.
The gold color seems related to the relativistic effects of the outermost gold orbitals, check out the tutorial on how to make a physically accurate 3d gold material.
00:00 – Intro
00:30 – Quick Overview of the New Material Pack
01:05 – Set Up the Metal Material
01:16 – Why RGB IOR Matters
01:47 – Get the Correct IOR Info for Your Metal
03:11 – Disclaimer
03:48 – Add Procedural Imperfections
05:20 – Outro
On this web site, (refractive index) we can check the value of the metal Aluminium (Al), Brass (Cu-Zn alloy), Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Iron (Fe), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Platinum (Pt), Silver (Ag), Titanium (Ti), values of metals that we can use and recreate in 3d.