Texturing

Resolution Gate indicates the outer edge of the render.

UV texture space refers to a coordinate system that relates pixels of a texture map to positions on a surface.  UV points represent the location of a polygon’s vertices within a UV texture space.  If polygon faces overlap within the UV texture space, they share the same section of an assigned texture.

Materials or shaders are small programs that determine the surface qualities of the geometry they are assigned to.

Ambient Colour represents diffuse reflections from other surfaces in the scene and can affect the contrast of the shader.

Translucence simulated the diffuse penetration of light into a solid surface such as leaves.

Bump Maps, Normal Maps and Displacements Maps are three ways to add surface detail to a model using textures.

Bump and Normal Maps alters the surface normal of an object to give the impression of surface details. They used the colour information that is stored in a 2D texture map.  The lighting that hits the geometries surface normals tells the render to alter the surface normal and it is the light that then creates highlighting, shading or shadowing.  It does not change the surface’s silhouette edge.  Middle-grey values have no effect, higher values cause peaks and lower values cause valleys.

Displacement Maps are essentially textures that deform geometry.

ACCURATE DISPLACEMENT WORKFLOW

This tutorial attempts to cover and clarify the process of generating and applying accurate displacement maps from either ZBrush or Mudbox, to V-Ray for Maya, V-Ray for 3ds Max, V-Ray for Cinema 4D, or Arnold for Maya (MtoA).  Akin Bilgic.

There’s often a lot of confusion and misinformation surrounding displacement maps and how they’re supposed to work. You’ll sometimes see artists load a displacement map onto their low resolution geometry and play with intensity and depth values until it looks somewhat similar to their high resolution geometry and assume that’s it’s as close as they can get. But with a correct workflow you don’t have to fiddle with settings or settle for ‘close enough’ – it’ll just work correctly from the start to match your high resolution geometry as accurately as possible.

We’ll first cover some of the underlying concepts behind how a floating-point displacement map works and how to recognize if you’re getting correct results. Then we’ll cover some of the common pitfalls that artists frequently encounter and how to avoid them. And finally I’ll provide the step-by-step procedures to make displacement mapping work accurately in your software of choice.

COLOUR  and  MATERIALS

Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Triad, Complementary, Split Complementary, Analogous Colours, Double-Complement Colours, Tetrad Colours, Alternate Complementary Colours.

Trichromatic and Opponent colour Theory

Hue or chroma, proper name for a colour, the wavelength of light.

Saturation depending on its mixture with grey, ranging from grey to pure colour, the vividness or dullness of a hue, perceived intensity. Saturated colours have no white.

Brightness is the apparent intensity of light that ranges from a totally dark black or luminous white, described by its value and a perceptual evaluation that indicates whether an object appears to emit mor or less light.

Value is the deviation of a hue from white or black, how light or dar an object is, the shad of an object, the light reflection off it, lightness or the nonlinear response to luminance.

For pigment mixture colours we use:

Tint, the addition of white to a pure hue, the consequence of adding white to a pure colour is deceased saturation.

Shade, the opposite of init, with the introduction of black to a pure hue, decreasing the objects’s lightness

Tone results from the addition of black and white to a pure colour being hue plus grey.

Colour Mixing can be additive or subtractive. RGB, CMY, CMYK, HSV, HLS, HVC.

Colour symbolism and emotions

Colour Weight or perceived density changing the virtual perception of the objects apparent size.

Colour Consistency, what is white inside may not look the same white outside, our perception under different lighting conditions.

ADF: What’s The Foundry buying? The Tech of ADF

Maya – Using the Layered Texture Node with alpha layers Phil Hoppes

MATERIAL MEN

The pro guide to creating 3D textures:

By Kyle Peeters, Jacek Kalinowski, Janine Smith, Jan Hoppenheit, Käy Friend – Winners of Allegorithmic’s Procedural Material Contest share their tips for creating a variety of amazing textures.

Exploring the Changing World of Allegorithmic – Part 1:  November 1st, 2015 by Rory Fellowes

6 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR UV MAPPING WORKFLOW – paul h paulino

In this article, I’m going to share with you a few UV’s tips and tricks that I’ve learned in the past two years that I hope can help you get ready for the VFX industry. If you have missed my latest articles and tutorials, check out this page! I hope you enjoy the reading.

TEXTURES:  EPISCURA

UV LAYOUT

ALLEGORITHMIC

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Snap shot courtesy of Philip Smith

Allegorithmic develops Substance, the reference suite for 3D texturing.  The Substance suite includes the software tools Substance Painter for 3D painting, Substance Designer for material authoring and Substance B2M for image-to-material generation, as well as the ever-growing physically based material library Substance Source and the artist-to-artist exchange platform Substance Share.  With a fast-growing community, Substance has become a standard in the game industry and is rapidly expanding to the industries of Animation/VFX, Architecture, and Industrial Design.

Allegorithmic has been reimagining the process of texture creation since 2003. Today, over 85% of AAA game studios use Substance in their production pipelines, making Substance the industry standard for PBR material authoring. Substance is quickly spreading to the fields of VFX and animation, design and architecture, allowing a growing number of artists and designers to harness the power of rapid, efficient texturing and material authoring.

Algorithmic’s YouTube channel  https://www.youtube.com/user/Allegorithmic

 

m50 assult rifle step by step in substance painter

Official Extended E3 2015 Gameplay Demo – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Maya 2015 – Multi Tile UV Workflow

Interview with Fashion Historian Ivan Sayers

Invoking Venus – Animal Magnetism: attraction through fashion – Ivan Sayers

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