I have attached a picture of two blocks both made using the STONE10M texture that came with Bryce.
Now when I look at the TIF file in a viewer it looks just what I want.
In Block 1 to the left you can see it applied in it’s natural form.
I copied the block and went into (M)aterials then into the (T)transformation button and rescaled the materials bu -21 for xyz respectively (top icon)
I copied the image from the left box into the centre box (I’m sure this is the BUMP)
I then applied a 10% bump to the block and ticked.
This is the result.
Now I want two things…
The texture looks blurred despite having a bump - how can I clear this up?
The corner of the building looks too sharp for an old building - how can I rough this up a bit so it looks a bit more weathered.
tdrd Can I ask you a little favour please. It may be easier for people helping you, as a new user, if you keep all your questions in one thread. This makes it easier for people to see what advice you have already been given, and saves people maybe repeating things that you may have already been told.
Evneryone is really trying to help you, and we want to see you solve your problems, but lots of different threads do make it a tad difficult to follow your progress.
For that you need to comprehend mapping modes. There is a lot of scope in such a topic. If you use object based or parametric modes then the way the texture is applied will depend on the object not its position in space. If you use world space then your materials will align irrespective of the position of the objects. For example, as an experiment, switch all your mapping modes to world cubic.
I have made the gable ends two seperate objects and noted the advice about world objects - that’s solved the problem.
I have chosen another material for another three sided object used for the roof…
I’m starting to get the hang of this (much to everyone elses relief!)
Next question - I have tried to create a block with negative properties to cut holes for the window and door recesses.
This is not working…..
I have tried all the options in the A option on the object.
Please what am I doing wrong?
Make your House block positive and your window hole block negative, tehn group them, You need to to do your boolean group before you group the other parts to it. Once you have made one boolean window and grouped it with the main house, you can duplicate the negative cube and move the 2nd one to make a 2nd window etc. Just rmember the main cube and all the neg cubes need to be grouped. then you can group your roof pieces to that group.
What you want to keep, set positive. What has to be cut, negative. Be sure that the negative one is a bit thicker than the positive one. Then group them together and there you are. I suspect you forgot to group.
Once you have them both selected, there will be a [G] (group) button in the list where you have the [A] and [M] buttons as shown just left of the left Object Attributes popup in your picture above. After you clicked on the [G], it will change to an [U] for ungroup.
I know - I have tried to make the cube Positive for the wall.
Then there is a negative cube for the enclosure.Then I made a Positive white cube for the main windowFrame. Positive
And then tried to put four negative cubes in for the window panes.
Doesn’t work does it!
I’ll try creating positive bars with a 2d object behind for glass now…