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How to Create a Realistic Texture with a Single Image


DerekElliott writes:

Hey Blender Nation!

I often find myself with a cool texture or in a situation where I have to use a certain texture (fabrics, for example) but I don't have the appropriate normal, bump, roughness, etc maps to create a realistic texture.

This tutorial goes over the very simple steps that I take to turn something basic in to something much more realistic. It's not 100% perfect but it's DERRK APPROVED: PRETTY GOOD!

Please let me know here or on YouTube if you've got any questions or have requests for future tutorials.

Happy Blending! -Derek

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Derek Elliott

Hi, I'm Derek! I've been using Blender for over 10 years and in the past 2 years I have made my living with this beautiful software. Most recently, I've begun making tutorials on YouTube to teach new users the same way I learned.


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