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Making a model look 'aged'

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uvw-texture-distortionKatsbits.com use the sculpt tool to make a house look a LOT older.

From the tutorial:

'Ageing' a model is one of the more tricky aspects of 3D, making it looked 'used' in such a way that it appears natural and random, like its falling to bits under its own weight; normally this would mean some extensive work in edit mode, pushing and pulling groups of vertices which can often look a little forced or contrived. Fortunately, Blender 3D's 'sculpt' tool comes in handy as an alternative way of doing just what's needed.

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Bart Veldhuizen

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8 Comments

  1. Excellenct tutorial. Thanks for posting this. So many older buildings have this quality of sagging under gravity over time. I will use this information a lot.

  2. Because of the nature of what you're doing and what you're applying it to (a low poly model where direct vertex to vertex connections aren't always possible or efficient), in using the sculpt tool like this, you can't always predict what's going to happen or where. So, a little bit of lateral and creative thinking goes a long way in this context; the tutorial *does* explain why this problem occurs and how to fix it.

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