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Title: Blocky rocks
Post by: René on January 26, 2019, 12:04:17 pm
A few more variations I did with Hetzens' cobblestone.
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Post by: archonforest on January 26, 2019, 01:27:30 pm
Very nice formations.
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Post by: Lady of the Lake on January 26, 2019, 04:11:39 pm
All are great but my favorite is the last.
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Post by: René on January 26, 2019, 04:31:53 pm
That one is the last iteration. But I haven't finished yet, it's still too repetitive and turbulent.
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Post by: Dune on January 27, 2019, 02:12:41 am
I think your previous set was better, but that doesn't take away my appreciation of your rock work. These look a bit too artificial, and repetitive, as you said. Are you working on the planet or are these cubes? I mean, for lateral displacement and a setup/POV like this, cubes would work easier.
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Post by: René on January 27, 2019, 04:19:38 am
Quote from: Dune on January 27, 2019, 02:12:41 am
I think your previous set was better, but that doesn't take away my appreciation of your rock work. These look a bit too artificial, and repetitive, as you said. Are you working on the planet or are these cubes? I mean, for lateral displacement and a setup/POV like this, cubes would work easier.


Yes I deviated too far from what I had in mind. I am working on the planet because cubes can only be used locally and I want a texture that I can apply anywhere. The biggest problem is the repetition because the cobblestone is very repetitive by itself and masking doesn't really work so far; the pattern keeps returning one way or another. But I will get there, give it a year or two. :)
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Post by: mhaze on January 27, 2019, 05:32:37 am
Repeating patterns are a problem which is why I have requested a square fractal noise in the past.  You are very good at merging and blending noise I should keep on playing - you'll get there.  Those textures are fabulous btw.
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Post by: Dune on January 27, 2019, 09:34:29 am
Thanks, René. You'll get there, no doubt!
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Post by: René on February 09, 2019, 11:43:12 am
More tests
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Post by: Kadri on February 09, 2019, 12:15:56 pm

Nice. I like the last one the most.
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Post by: zaxxon on February 09, 2019, 12:47:43 pm
Better and better with each new iteration!
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Post by: DannyG on February 10, 2019, 11:18:48 pm
Impressive as always. I really dig the shader work. Well done
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Post by: René on February 25, 2019, 11:30:46 am
A few more experiments. The possibilities are endless, and only a few work.
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Post by: Oshyan on February 25, 2019, 08:08:17 pm
Some of the surface effects you are getting on the vertical faces of the rock are really impressive!

- Oshyan
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Post by: Dune on February 26, 2019, 02:07:26 am
Terrific again!
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Post by: Hannes on February 26, 2019, 07:17:35 am
Amazing stuff, René!
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Post by: mhaze on February 26, 2019, 12:54:30 pm
You're getting close all the time. Amazing textures.
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Post by: René on February 27, 2019, 08:45:30 am
Thank you all. Eventually I will have to mix this shader with other types of displacements to get a more natural result.
There is one thing I can't solve; that's the sides of the blocky displacements that are hard to texture and they look stretched because they are stretched of course. A compute normal helps a bit but far from enough.
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on February 27, 2019, 09:03:48 am
I particularly like the work here on the textures, very nice result especially on the (0.58).
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Post by: luvsmuzik on February 27, 2019, 11:03:12 am
Great Rene! Especially like gobble 3 0.43. Textures and displacements on all faces terrific! :)
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Post by: DocCharly65 on February 28, 2019, 01:17:45 am
Respect! Great!
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Post by: Artice-3d on March 02, 2019, 04:55:50 am
Rene as i can see you like the rocks stuff, like me, you definitely the best in this category!!  :-X ::) 8) :o ;D ;)
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Post by: René on March 23, 2019, 06:04:00 am
One more...
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Post by: Kadri on March 23, 2019, 06:27:48 am

Very nice rocks, René.
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Post by: mhaze on March 23, 2019, 06:54:46 am
Beautiful colours and textures.
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Post by: René on March 23, 2019, 07:03:21 am
Thanks. There is still some stretching that I can't get rid of unless I tone down the displacements.
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Post by: Hannes on March 23, 2019, 07:38:38 am
Oh René, that looks soo cool! You really rock!! ;)
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Post by: Dune on March 23, 2019, 09:37:18 am
Wonderful rocks again. My respect!
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Post by: bobbystahr on March 23, 2019, 10:42:36 am
So glad you post here as the FB upload doesn't look anywhere near as cool...well done man.
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Post by: DocCharly65 on March 23, 2019, 10:59:47 am
Very good!
I'm as well impressed of the scree heaps under the rocks. Very authentic with all the little stones in different sizes.
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Post by: lat 64 on March 23, 2019, 12:31:29 pm
Quote from: DocCharly65 on March 23, 2019, 10:59:47 am
Very good!
I'm as well impressed of the scree heaps under the rocks. Very authentic with all the little stones in different sizes.


Yes, me too. I am amazed,

Regular patterns are found in nature--Google Tessellated rocks Tasmania. I went there in '05. It's real!
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Post by: sjefen on March 25, 2019, 07:51:51 am
Beautiful!


- Terje