View Full Version : Feathers?

03 March 2009, 04:08 PM
hi...i am modeling a brid but i have some problems creating the feathers, i tryed with the hair and fur on 3d max.

anyone knows any good tutorial to create feathers or can help me?

04 April 2009, 08:54 PM
I don't know if max supports this, but have you tried clip mapping?

04 April 2009, 01:46 AM
Clip mapping? i am not know so much about that term....

05 May 2009, 06:36 AM
"Clip mapping is the term used to describe using photographs or drawings as maps onto objects with an alpha channel. This creates the illusion of a detailed 3D object when in computer terms, all we have in the scene is one simple polygon."


apply a feather texture+alpha to a plane and copy it, overlaying, also used for hair in games.

here ( is a great tutorial on how to do it with hair.

don't know of any specifically dealing with feathers but it should be a very similar process as hair.

P.S. i didn't know it was called Clip Mapping till just now either.

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