New Finshings: Gold Plated and Antique Bronze

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As of today we have introduced 3 new finishes for our Stainless Steel material.

To complete our gold range finishes we have added Gold Plated Glossy to our already available Gold Plated Matt … and based on popular demand we have added Antique Bronze Glossy and Antique Bronze Matt

From left to right:

  1. Gold Plated Glossy
  2. Gold Plated Matt
  3. Antique Bronze Glossy
  4. Antique Bronze Matt

So to put it simple we now have Gold Plated Stainless Steel in 2 different versions.

Matt and Glossy. The main difference between the two is that the glossy version is polished one more time after plating. This give your product an extra glossy finish.

The same goes for Antique Bronze, this is also available in two versions…. Matt and Glossy.

The coloring is done with a patination process. After this process the Glossy version again will get one more polishing round to give it this very nice Glossy finish.

You can find more detailed information, including the pricing, for these materials on the material pages.

We hope you like these new finishes and that it lives up to your expectations….

These additional finishes are introduced as a test to end August 2010 to gauge interest, after which we will review to decide if we want to make them permanent materials.

I am looking forward to your feedback


  1. janiscortese

    I am in LURVE with the glossy bronze finish …

  2. Michiel Cornelissen

    Nice work. Two remarks:
    - Be careful not to offer too many options, especially if the difference may not be clear to our end consumers. So perhaps we should we make the choice for them, if one of two options is nicer.
    - Perhaps a good preview of the materials could sort out this problem and make the material choice easier. For instance, when a material is selected, show a ball or some other neutral shape in the selected material. A bit like renderers give a material preview.
    - Slightly contrary to my first remark :) , and not sure how this would be done, but I think a ‘black metal’ finish would be cool as well.

    1. Peter Paul Cornelissen

      hahaha so you want more finishings…. ;-)

      We are working on a way to better show the material properties (for end consumers) and allow for more control for you as a shop/model owner.

      So good points and I hope we can make the first step to enable this quite soon.

  3. Michiel Cornelissen

    I manage to contradict myself (as well as others) quite a lot, yes…

    Anyway your plan sounds good. Good preview for the end consumer, and good control for the shop owner, then you could actually have quite a few material options I suppose. And in fact your material options are amazing by now…

    1. Peter Paul Cornelissen

      I had not seen these pictures…. the model looks great in Antique Bronze.
      You should post them with the model :-)

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  5. Jessica @ nervous

    Hey! That’s our bracelet we prototyped along time ago and never fixed! Looks great in glossy gold! I should probably fix the sizing on that piece and finish the design so we can sell it.

    1. Peter Paul Cornelissen

      Hi Jessica,
      Yes you should finish it (or offer as a Co-Creator ;-) for it really looks very cool in gold.

      We will show at Siggraph next week …. so if you have it in your shop then… wink wink.

      Let me know if you want I’ll send you the pictures we have.

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