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Which app for wood grain? [message #77344] Wed, 23 October 2013 02:20 UTC Go to next message
avatar Turner  is currently offline Turner
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Hi all,

Just wondering-

I need to make a few objects with wood grain.

Of the recommended programs, will any allow me to either use a grayscale map (preferred) or sculpt the grain using a pattern brush?

Thanks

Andrew
Re: Which app for wood grain? [message #77372 is a reply to message #77344 ] Wed, 23 October 2013 14:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I know sculptris has a brush style tool, and in Blender you can use a texture map to modify the geometry. I haven't done the blender one in a while so don't know if I could produce it out of memory.


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Re: Which app for wood grain? [message #77373 is a reply to message #77372 ] Wed, 23 October 2013 14:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks... I'll take a look at those tonight.
Re: Which app for wood grain? [message #77889 is a reply to message #77373 ] Wed, 30 October 2013 21:14 UTC Go to previous message
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Most 3D software allows you to use a greyscale image as a displacement map. I use Maya myself and I know it's very easy to achieve this effect, I haven't dabbled with shading networks in a long while, but with a bit of luck there might even be a procedural texture specifically for woodgrain.

Try googling your 3D software of choice with "displacement map" behind it, I'm sure you'll find dozens of tutorials:
https://www.google.com/search?q=maya+displacement+map

Edit: Out of curiosity I looked up whether Maya indeed has a procedural texture for wood, and it does: https://www.google.com/search?q=maya+procedural+texture+wood +grain. Procedural textures have many benefits over a simple greyscale bitmap. I bet other 3D Software like 3ds Max have something similar.

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