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orcone
12-06-2005, 11:50 PM
Hi,
I was wondering if anyone knew where to find an advanced tutorial that details how to create realistic concrete textures? I'd rather create textures from scratch than rely on photos.
I have tried looking, but have found nothing but poorly written and bad tutorials.
Thanks in advance :)

spmonahan
12-07-2005, 01:25 AM
Just out of curiosity, is there a specific reason why you'd rather paint the texture?

pixelchemist
12-07-2005, 01:55 AM
i usually just stack a few noise shaders...

thats what was used for the garage scene that i created for on ad i did

http://www.nathanielcurrier.com/tmp_files/garagescene.jpg

i have generally been pretty happy with it... well at least for that smooth semi-polished concrete look

orcone
12-07-2005, 04:46 AM
Just out of curiosity, is there a specific reason why you'd rather paint the texture?
It's for an up-coming FPS game based on the Source engine. I'd like to create my own material than rely on photos. To do with copyright and the amount of work I can call my own.

i usually just stack a few noise shaders...

thats what was used for the garage scene that i created for on ad i did

http://www.nathanielcurrier.com/tmp_files/garagescene.jpg

i have generally been pretty happy with it... well at least for that smooth semi-polished concrete look
I need a tutorial that helps me create concrete with grunge, cracks, stains and holes. A real worn down sort of feel.

spmonahan
12-07-2005, 06:23 PM
I need a tutorial that helps me create concrete with grunge, cracks, stains and holes. A real worn down sort of feel.

I would try looking for tutorials on making metal (as metal tutorials seem to be plentiful on the web) with grunge, cracks, stains, etc. and applying those ideas to concrete.

Also, Newtek has free textures available at www.newtek.com/freestuff (http://www.newtek.com/freestuff). All you have to do is create an account.

Ian Jones
12-08-2005, 03:35 AM
I discovered a great way to make cracks using more traditional methods. This is if you want a more random look and don't enjoy painting them by hand.

You'll need:

Paper
Indian Ink (black)
A straw
A good set of lungs
Basically you just drop a little blob of slightly diluted ink (water) on the paper then with the straw, blow the ink across the surface. Watch it draw a nice line and change direction as you blow it along. It shrinks as it goes too, so the end of the crack is thinner.

This method allows a fair bit of control as you can make branching cracks aswell. Scan it in and you're ready to go. It gets you away from the computer doing some Aerobic excercise too! :)

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