Does anyone have a carbon weave shader they wish to share?

edited December 1969 in Carrara Discussion

Hi there

Does anyone have a carbon weave shader they wish to share?

Thanks
Michael

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  • wavyeyewavyeye Posts: 18
    edited December 1969

    You should be able to build one using the excellent Veloute plugin from Inagoni.

  • edited December 1969

    Thanks for the answer Woodscreation

    I had hoped for a free one....

    Mic

  • wetcircuitwetcircuit Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I looked it up online. I think you can get it with a Check shader or a Brick shader.... maybe set to Anisotropic...

    I'm not exactly sure how it looks in real life.... or what level of detail you need.

  • Design AcrobatDesign Acrobat Posts: 459
    edited March 2013

    Here's a home made irregular pattern, not seamless - but you can use it freely.

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  • edited December 1969

    Thanks for the effort DA

    Its going to be a 120 cm picture of a kayak-paddle so it has to be pretty lifelike.


    Mic

  • VarselVarsel Posts: 515
    edited December 1969

    Here's one I made in Genetica.
    use it as a mixer in the Colour Channel
    use it in the Highlight Channel
    and use it in the Bump Channel.

    Depending on the size of the object and UV-map layout, you might want to Tile it.
    (It is seamless)

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  • edited December 1969

    Varsel, would it be possible to share the shader itself?

    ...as I would not know what to do with what you have shared.

    I cant see any weave in the bottom picture.

    Mic

  • 3DAGE3DAGE Posts: 3,273
    edited December 1969

    Hi Mac Mic :)

    You should be able to create a basic carbon weave,, or fabric,.. by using the Check pattern as Holy mentioned above.
    you can also use the transform options in procedural functions like Fractal noise, to create a directional grain,.
    it's a bit like a pencil cross-hatch shader,,

    Here;s a quick example Procedural Shader,. so you can either adjust the parameters to suit the scale of your model,.
    or apply it to a plane and export that out as an OBJ, to use Carrara to convert the Procedural shader, to a Texture map,.
    then you can edit that texture map. etc.

    Shader link

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7907045/carbon_chek.cbr

    pic

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  • edited March 2013

    Thanks 3DAGE

    I will try this out

    It might take some time, as I am not used to shaders.

    Mic


    EDIT Can I not use the shader directly on the paddle?

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  • Design AcrobatDesign Acrobat Posts: 459
    edited December 1969

    MacMic said:
    Thanks for the effort DA

    Its going to be a 120 cm picture of a kayak-paddle so it has to be pretty lifelike.


    Mic

    Ah!

    You need some rather large fixings then. 3.5 feet size posters is something outside of my achievements.

  • edited December 1969

    Heres what I get

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  • VarselVarsel Posts: 515
    edited December 1969

    The first one wasn't weave, but my interpretation of what google showed me it looked like.
    This one is a weave.

    And this is how I did build up the shader.

    In the color Channel I chose a mixer. One colour as dark grey and the other as black.
    This is just to fake the apperance. (as far as I know Carbon fiber are black).
    In the Highligt channel I used the same map.
    The Shininess is set to 20 %
    And in the Bump Channel I also used the same map.
    The bump value I set to 5 % (this value is set in the top shader)

    The maps are tiled. The Horizontal and Vertical Tile values will depend on the scale of the object and UV-map. Might be a trial and error exercise to get it right.

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  • edited December 1969

    Thanks Varsel

    What do you do with the blender of the two colors


    As you can see I only get the weave at the hilite at the tip of the paddle

    What can I do about that?

    Mic

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  • edited December 1969

    OK

    I rotated the light and placed one in the other end

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  • VarselVarsel Posts: 515
    edited December 1969

    Ah yes. It's all about lights and mirrors.... magical.

    Lights : The Holy Grail of 3D.
    Cripeman has some tutorials about this. Check the Carrara 8 information at the stickies on top in this forum.

    What you see is the shininess.
    What you can also do is to chose a mixer in the Highlight channel. Use different values in the Source channels and use the texture map as a blender.

    Some adjustments with the bump value might also help.

  • Design AcrobatDesign Acrobat Posts: 459
    edited March 2013

    Just wanted to thank Holly about the heads up on the Veloute Shader. (made by Julien-inagoni). For less than $35.00, what a bargain! :)

    I have a new toy to play with. This is a basic basket weave I created with the Veloute plug-in.

    Sorry, hope I didn't derail the thread - just wanted to thank Holly for her Carrara insight and wisdom. :)

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  • edited December 1969

    It is not 100% realistic, but for now I thanks all for their support.

    Thank you all for your quick responces

    Special thanks to Varsel

    Mic

  • edited December 1969

    Design Acrobat, how did you get the object so evenly lit?

    Mic

  • Design AcrobatDesign Acrobat Posts: 459
    edited December 1969

    MacMic said:
    Design Acrobat, how did you get the object so evenly lit?

    Mic

    Three point lighting all with an HDRI.

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 13,966
    edited March 2013

    Just wanted to thank Holly about the heads up on the Veloute Shader. (made by Julien-inagoni). For less than $35.00, what a bargain! :)

    I have a new toy to play with. This is a basic basket weave I created with the Veloute plug-in.

    Sorry, hope I didn't derail the thread - just wanted to thank Holly for her Carrara insight and wisdom. :)

    Her web space is a good page to have constant access to, as she has an excellent list of links to Carrara plugins - and useful articles, too. I often re-read her article about plugins for a better description of what they do. The rest of them are good, too. For a great lighting tip, check out her tutorial for IBL (Image Based Lighting).
    While you're at it, have a nice shopping spree amongst her freebies! ;)

    Edit:
    I actually have her page as a separate Homepage tab so it's always available with a single mouse-click!

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  • Design AcrobatDesign Acrobat Posts: 459
    edited March 2013

    Just wanted to thank Holly about the heads up on the Veloute Shader. (made by Julien-inagoni). For less than $35.00, what a bargain! :)

    I have a new toy to play with. This is a basic basket weave I created with the Veloute plug-in.

    Sorry, hope I didn't derail the thread - just wanted to thank Holly for her Carrara insight and wisdom. :)

    Her web space is a good page to have constant access to, as she has an excellent list of links to Carrara plugins - and useful articles, too. I often re-read her article about plugins for a better description of what they do. The rest of them are good, too. For a great lighting tip, check out her tutorial for IBL (Image Based Lighting).
    While you're at it, have a nice shopping spree amongst her freebies! ;)

    Edit:
    I actually have her page as a separate Homepage tab so it's always available with a single mouse-click!

    Thanks for the link! Still having fun with Veloute though. Will check out the plug-ins later.

    Here's a Komodo dragon I modeled and put a one layer Veloute on it to simule the rows of scales it has. Kind of like the blue I initially added. heh Probably needs to be mixed with the original texture and light map to get the more realistic view.

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