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Tree trunk study by MolDesignStudio Tree trunk study by MolDesignStudio
Experimenting with the advanced material editor in Vue 9.5, today's challenge: A realistic tree trunk material

Minor postwork in PS CS5
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3DBrooke Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic!
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phildog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn. Nice.
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kylumi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that certainly looks realistic, my friend :woohoo:
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MolDesignStudio Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate! Glad to hear :)
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FireKDragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Very realistic indeed:)
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orinoor Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Really nicely done, I like the look of fissures in the bark, did you use displacement or just standard bump?
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MolDesignStudio Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I used displacement because the quality is much much higher as that of the standard bump. The standard bump just places an illusion of complexity to your object, the displacement actually changes the geometry of your object revealing much more detail and depth.
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orinoor Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Absolutely! I've never used displacement on a tree trunk, it's a great idea.
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
God I want this program so hard. How long did this take to render?
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MolDesignStudio Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
About 2 hours, but working on the material took about a whole day. You can go into great depth when it comes to the material editor, its good fun. You should definitely get your hands on Vue.
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :D

I'd love to get my mitts on Vue. It would be a wonderful addition to my workflow. What I'd love to do is use it as kind of a matte painting generator over which I could paint in some of my fantasy characters like this: [link] Of course I'd have to match up the background to the character but that wouldn't be hard. My real passion lies in painting characters. I'm not terribly fond of doing backgrounds. =P Vue would make backgrounds significantly easier except for one problem: RENDER TIMES. Ehck. I hope someday those render times get cut down. Then it really would be feasible to shoehorn it into my workflow and it would definitely be worth the money. :)

Anyway, thanks for the thoughts. :)
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MolDesignStudio Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, nice work there Bobbie the Jean. Now Vue does offer a lot of optimizing techniques that can seriously decrease render times without a noticeable loss of quality. You will have to experiment a lot, so go ahead and buy Vue, you won't be dissapointed.
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Dave-DK Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beauty!!! Well done!
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jrmalone Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You took the challenge and ran with it! Excellent detail on the texture. Very nice results. You'll have to share your technique with the texture settings. ;)
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MolDesignStudio Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Ryan, I was thinking about uploading a material pack sooner or later.
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jrmalone Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! :)
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Vishw Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb material! :)
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MolDesignStudio Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Vishw, btw, I like your work, inspiring indeed.
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Vishw Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, buddy & I'm glad you find my work inspiring, thank you! :)
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R4benfeder Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
WoW... Looks Nice!
+Fav!
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MolDesignStudio Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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