Learn how to create patterned fabrics using procedural textures with three different approaches.
Grady Pruitt writes:
Back in August of last year, I was trying to do a shirt with stripes on it, but I wanted to do it using procedural textures in case I wanted to change something easily. I knew it could be done with an image textures, but I wanted to know if I could the other way as well. After searching for a little bit, I couldn't really find many tutorials on how to do such a thing, but I figured out a way to do it on my own. Since I got a number of comments on my shirt, I thought at the time that I might do a tutorial on how I did the stripes.
Some time passed, and as we began this year, I remembered that idea of doing a tutorial on how to do the shirt. In prepping to do the tutorial, I spent a little time trying to see if I could figure out a better, simpler way to do it. It didn't take long for me to find a method that was extremely flexible, super simple to use and understand, and could handle just about any pattern you threw at it.
In this tutorial, I show 3 different ways. The original way I found, a variation on it, and the simple but flexible way that I discovered that can do just about anything from something as simple as pin striping for a dress shirt or suit to a complex crossing stripe pattern like commonly found in plaids.