Started Texturing

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Placed some stones along the front. Not sure how far to take them. Probably just a normal map will do. Modelled a pot for the plant. Wall has a bit of noisy bump. Maybe painted brick would look good. Plenty of houses around here like that. A light beside the door might be a nice idea too. And a door handle.  Details, details.

More My Size

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Here’s a scene I might be able to cope with – a front verandah very similar to mine. I’ve been reviewing the workshop I did with Leigh van der Byl a few years ago on Environmental Texturing, and I certainly feel that texturing is the biggest weakness in most Vue renders. So I plan to do a good job on this, and probably quite a few similar scenes as there’s lots of scope for variation.

This is a fairly early stage of the process. Have been modelling the building in Blender, still some details to go. Then actual texturing of the surfaces. This image is just the default material in Vue. The pot plant, a Yucca apparently, seems a reasonably good fit and there are one or two of them on front verandahs  around here . Not sure if I need to add something else.