Creating a Bakelite material

Bakelite is a very common type of plastic and can be found in a lot of different colors and patterns. In this recipe, we will create the black type (which was once really common), as shown in this screenshot:

Creating a Bakelite material

The black Bakelite material as it appears in the final rendering

Getting ready...

Start Blender and load the 9931OS_Suzanne_start.blend file again:

  1. With the mouse arrow in the Camera view, press the T key. Select the Suzanne mesh. Go to the Tools tab under the Tool Shelf panel on the left. Select Flat under Shading. Press T again to close the Tool Shelf panel.
  2. Go to the Object modifiers window in the Properties panel. ...

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