Making Textures with Project Dogwaffle
for use in 3D Rendering & Animation
|Part 4 & 5 - More Filters and FX Plugins to make Textures|
|Here are a few more ideas for
creating additional effects, commonly found on weathered surfaces. For
example, how to create a pattern of streaks which could be used for
scratched appearances on metallic surfaces? Let's start with one of the
menu: Filter > Noise > Value noise...
|Next, apply the Motion blur
menu: Filter > Blur > Motion blur...
|Click and drag the rubberband
line in the Motion blur popup. You can use it to set both the direction
as well as the intensity of the motion blur.
The random noise pattern now appears as a set of streaks.
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|Let's say you have one image,
the original without the streaks, in the Main buffer. And then you
jumped ("j") to the swap buffer to make the streaks like we just saw
above. You can temporarily mix the Main and Swap buffer to see the
effect of combining the two images. Click the large icon in the upper
right corner on rthe Tools panel. When there is a small orange triangle
in the corner of that icon, it's an indication that layer mixing
|Layer mixing is just one mode of
many other modes available to mix the main buffer with the swap buffer.
You can Multiply the Swap with the main buffer's pixels. But you can
also do many other operations.
menu: Filter > Combine with swap > Multiply
texture #4 is done. Let's save it.
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Part 5 -
Even more Filters!
|Still looking for more
filters? Every once in a while, a new plugin added to a free
update for the full version or even available to be added to the free
version of Dogwaffle. You might find such plugins already installed in
the Plugins panel.
keyboard shortcuts: "k" .......... k)iller plugins :-)
For example, the Weave plugin.
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Check here for latest updates and plugins:
|Another recent plugin is the
enhanced seamless plugin for v2. Prior to it, the 'make seamless'
function could be found only in the Brush menu. Now the Seamless plugin
lets you work directly off the main buffer image and it shows the
visual result of the texture made seamless.
There are tons of additional features and plugins to try here.
|Here's for example the Sepia
filter. Of course, similar effects can be obtained with a combination
of making it greyscale and adding a hint of red and green for brown or
here's another texture, ready to save and use in your 3D program.
Back to TrueSpace, we can now use these and similar textures as materials in color channels, as bump maps, as reflectance maps.... Dogwaffle also has a neat sky background tool. check the tutorials
What's Possible. Look for example for the Dino examples.
Here are just a few final renders. Don't forget to read about What's New, What's Cool and What's Possible in Project Dogwaffle! Check the many user galleries at DOTM (Dogwaffler of the Moment) and sample Wallpaper images for more ideas. And finally, have fun painting, and thanks for waffling!
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