Both of these are examples of the effect I am looking for. If you do not mind Henry, please post your details. Thanks for the jpeg Don. I have a few metal textures. I was just trying to get the effect without "cheating" :-)
No such thing as cheating in TCad ;-)
My method is essentially the same as Don's. I'm attaching herewith three files: "Steel Rod.tcw," the TCad drawing containing the part; "Brushed_Metal3b.jpg," the image used for the material's Pattern; and "brushed horizontal.jpg," the image used for the Texture. Before opening the .tcw, save the two .jpg's to a location of your choosing. Then open the .tcw, select the object in the drawing, open its Properties dialog to the "3D"page, and change the path for the two images (in "Pattern" and in "Texture") to your own copies of these images. Then render the .tcw in Raytrace Full mode and it should look like the image I posted earlier. (The drawing is in v16 format. Let me know if you're using a different version, and I'll post a compatible file.)
Be aware, as Don has already pointed out, that the appearance of a particular material depends upon the size and shape of the object, the illumination, the Environment, and the characteristics of other objects in your drawing -- and that a lot of trial and error might be required to get just the effect you want.
Post again if you have questions.
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