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August 28, 2015#

Cotton Maps in Lightwave 3D (Free tiled textures)

CottonMesh

There are a few nice cotton textures out there but unless you have an electron microscope sometimes the fidelity isn’t that high, so I though I’d make one. A lot of the modelling was done in Layout with bones twisting and bending the mesh, then saving out a transformed mesh back to Modeller for extra tweaking.

The final tweak was adding turbulent displacement to vary the pattern a little, then render out the passes with an orthographic camera, using the passes in ‘Compositing Buffer Export’ to generate these:

The normal maps seemed to require some axis flipping when brought back into Layout’s node editor for surfacing. Testing with 2 coloured spotlights.

cottonSetup1

But over all I’m happy with a texture I will be using a lot! Feel free to download the png images from the gallery above.

CottonEffect

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