Allan Didier

Intermediate Materials & Textures

Intermediate Materials & Textures

Goals

Students will apply more complex materials and textures to meshes. 

Skills

  • UV mapping
  • Multi-node materials
  • Bump, displacement, and roughness maps
  • Procedural textures
  • Mulit-material meshes
Intermediate Textures

Assignment Details

Take an object you have created and make it look more realistic using more complex materials. Create mesh objects with the following materials or textures applied to them. You need to use at least 3 of the techniques below. 

  • UV mapping
    • Map a UV material to a more complex object that has curves and many sides.
    • UV wrap an object with 20 or more sides. 
    • Example Tutorial : AnvilPart 5.
  • Multi-node editing
    • Create a complex shading or material using 6 or more nodes.
    • Create two objects using 6 or more nodes. 
  • Bump, displacement, and roughness maps
  • Procedural textures
    • Use some of Blender’s material generators instead of using an imported image.
    • Use at least 3 procedural textures.
    • Procedural Textures Tutorial
  • Multi-materials
    • Apply different materials to different areas of a single mesh.
    • Put at least 3 different materials onto a single mesh object. 
 

Resources

Tutorials for individual techniques. Many are for the old version (2.7) of Blender.

Procedural Textures
Complex UV Mapping
Image & Bump Maps

These tutorials are longer, multi-part tutorials that cover many of the techniques mentioned above and create more complex meshes. They also cover Intermediate Materials & Texture techniques and can count for that assignment as well.

Anvil Tutorial
Ice Cream Cone
Basket of Apples

Rubric

Topic / Grade

A

B

C

Number of Techniques

At least 3 techniques have been demonstrated.

At least 2 techniques have been demonstrated.

At least 2 techniques have been demonstrated.

Application of techniques

The techniques have been used clearly and appropriately.

The techniques have been used clearly, but not necessarily appropriately.

It is confusing how the techniques have been used and why they were used.