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The Best way to make Rock Strata in Blender


Genode writes:

I love Blender...

And sometimes I love it even more. Even more! Especially when someone asks a question and I just know I can quickly give them an answer. Well, you know, quick for me...

So, yeah, @F0xtastic was trying to apply the method of using the gradient texture that creates the Saturn rings in the Tutorial "Procedural Planets" upload in April 2023.

They were using it as a way to create Strata, but could not quite get it right.

So here, as a response to the comment, is the answer to how to procedurally create Strata, as well as a quick nifty way to create a plateau shader, also useful for creating snow-covered tops

Hope you all like it.

Take care, and see you soon!

About the Author

Gary Noden

I am a Senior Creative over at Space Digital in the North West of England. I've been creating CG stuff for the TV and Corporate World for (mumble-mumble) years now and have been lucky to work on some amazing projects. I discovered Blender about 9 years ago, opened it and, like so many other, immediately shut it down, but several years ago I needed to so something simple and cost effective (ie. free) and Blender was the only way. I have never looked back and use it now all the time alongside Maya every working day. I also have a YouTube channel called GENVFX where I teach people how to use every modifier one by one and as deeply as I can as well as the occasional tutorial.

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