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jfrancis
12-29-2004, 08:36 PM
This is more of a (Maya) 3D texture tip than a Matte Painting tip, but with a little imagination one can see how it could be adaptable to matte painting applications.

A limited set of texture tiles randomly shuffled can create the illusion of variety at small rendering cost.

http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/images/done2.jpg
http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/images/3Tiles2.jpg


Here's a tutorial I put together on how to get Maya to shuffle those textures:

http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/ ... huffl.html (http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/2004/12/randomly_shuffl.html)

jfrancis
01-02-2005, 10:21 PM
http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/images/jitteredTiles.jpg

http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/ ... tiles.html (http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/2005/01/jittered_tiles.html)

Useful for breaking up that "repeating grid" look.

homer
01-03-2005, 08:42 AM
That's great