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Jakey's Various Questions (If near top of list please read)
show user profile  jakeywunder
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(currently two questions<3)


I've noticed that I keep flooding this forum with new questions, tiny questions, so I've decided to create my own little page here and I'll ask any and all questions here, if I can. If it doesn't work, meaning if people doing open this because of the reply count going up, I'll go back to making a new message per question, but I hope this'll work! ^^

Question:

I'm going to make basically a small (SMALL... like 4 yards in diameter) island, surrounded by a small mote of water, surrounded by more land.. Sort of a swampy look, but it's going to be all foggy and super awesome n stuff.

I was wondering, how do I make it so that the edge of the water looks like it's being impacted by the land? And not just /cutting/ into the land?

You know like small white ripples--almost waves
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8/3/2012 5:27:24 PM (last edit: 8/12/2012 8:49:54 AM)
show user profile  Dave
IS THIS FOR A STILL IMAGE OR ANIMATION?

P.S. WHY AREN'T YOU TYPING IN UPPERCASE? DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO GET MAD?

"I flew over Egypt once"

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8/3/2012 5:46:57 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 5:46:57 PM)
show user profile  jakeywunder
SORRY I FORGOT IT WAS CAPS LOCK FRIDAY :X

YES THIS IS FOR A STILL IMAGE, THOUGH IF THE PROCESS IS NEAR SIMILAR I'D LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO DO IT FOR ANIMATION AS WELL SO I COULD TOY AROUND WITH THAT--BUT STILL IMAGE DOES TAKE PRECEDENCE ATM ^^
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8/3/2012 6:00:04 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 6:00:04 PM)
show user profile  jakeywunder
On top of the water thing above, I need to create a sort of dirty ground, literally 'dirt'y ground. Any tips? I want to have the ground be noisy, and I've applied hair on it to make it look like grass spattered here and there, but I don't know how to make the actual plane look like dirt with some erm.. noise
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8/3/2012 7:13:17 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 7:13:17 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Get a good dirt texture. Make a bump map in Photoshop® or equivalent from the dirt texture. Use this as either a bump map or displacement map (or both).

For noise, you can add a noise modifier, if you want random lumps. You can use multiple noise modifiers to provide different levels of noise, etc.





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8/3/2012 7:25:32 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 7:25:32 PM)
show user profile  jakeywunder
I am trying to create bark for this tree and I'm having a hellish time at it -,- It's just coming out as brown... Anyone? Here's a pic of my tree:


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8/3/2012 8:18:20 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 8:18:20 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Have you got mapping of some sort on the tree?



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8/3/2012 8:19:24 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 8:19:24 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
NICE TREE!!!!!!!!!




- Portfolio-




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8/3/2012 8:34:54 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 8:34:54 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
MAPPINGMAPPINGMAPPING.

ASSUMING YOUR MATERIAL IS MORE THAN JUST A BROWN COLOR. IT DOES HAVE TEXTURE AND SUCH RIGHT?

YOUR VIEWPORT SETTINGS?
WHAT DOES A RENDER LOOK LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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8/3/2012 8:36:40 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 8:36:40 PM)
show user profile  jakeywunder
Thanks 9krausec :D

And yea I've got some mapping.. but it doesn't seem to be doing anything at all.. Let's assume I'm starting from /scratch/. What do I do :o
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8/3/2012 8:47:05 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 8:47:05 PM)
show user profile  jakeywunder
BTW I'm using Mental Ray renderer for when I finally get my water mote set up
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8/3/2012 8:47:29 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 8:47:29 PM)
show user profile  jakeywunder
Oh and the render looks exactly like that, except the color is more of a beige sorta deal.
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8/3/2012 8:49:33 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 8:49:33 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
GO WILD, SCULPT TEH BARK THEN BAKE A NORMAL MAP OR IS THAT GOING TOO FAR ?

(AND PROBABLY A BIT MUCH FOR A NOOB)

DROP A BASIC WOOD EFFECT DIFFUSE ON THAT TO GO A STEP FORWARDS.
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8/3/2012 8:49:46 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 8:50:33 PM)
show user profile  jakeywunder
Considering I don't even know what you're talking about, then yes it probably is too much for a 'noob' :P
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8/3/2012 8:53:33 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 8:53:33 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
HERE'S SOME TUTORIALS.
http://tinyurl.com/texture-mapping-max

PROBABLY BEST TO START WITH THE STANDARD ONE'S UNDER F1/HELP UNLESS ANYONE HAS THE MOOD TO WALK YOU THROUGH IT.

ANY1 KNOW A GOOD INTRO TEXTURE MAPPING TUTORIAL ?
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8/3/2012 9:01:12 PM (last edit: 8/3/2012 9:03:15 PM)
 
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