22 Replies Latest reply on Oct 24, 2009 4:06 PM by Wade_Zimmerman

    creating a chrome effect on metal band.

    nados Level 1

      Hi all,

       

      I created a metal band in Illustrator using the extrude and rotate 3D tools.

       

      band.png

       

      Now i'd like it to have a chrome finish with highlights similar to the example below.

       

      D tube - a.png

       

      I don't use Illustrator very much so i'm not having any success. I tried using the surface highlight area of the 3D extrude & bevel options panel but there seems to be no way to apply a gradiant or image map to the surface.

       

      I guess my questions should be....

       

      1. How can i get it done in illustrator?

       

      2. Is illustrator what i should be using or would photoshop be a better choice?

       

      Thanks.