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Create Amazing Materials from Simple Images in Blender!


Curtis Holt writes:

Hi everyone,

In this video, I'm going to demonstrate a way that you can create visually-complex materials from simple non-seamless textures by making creative use of procedural scattering techniques along with ambient occlusion / edge detection masks.

This technique is great for quickly building up a library of visually-distinct materials that will adapt to the shape of the object.

An important part of this technique is the removal of tiling artifacts from input textures. In this video, I will use the paid Scattershot addon by Jonathan Lampel (CG Cookie), however there are free alternatives available as well. Jonathan has also created a freely-available 1+ hour video explaining the concepts behind procedural texture scattering which is available for everyone to watch on YouTube.

Thanks for watching and have a great day!

About the Author

Curtis Holt

3D Artist, YouTuber and Software Developer. I run a education/entertainment YouTube channel with a focus on 3D and mixed-media artwork.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for sharing, it's very interesting. How much modern tools make it easier for us to work with images. Now there is nowhere without an interesting concept and good quality, because this is exactly what attracts people. But if it's enough to use tools like this for perfect quality, then you need enough imagination for a good idea

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