Procedural Textures - Milestone BONUS feature

Discussion in 'Ember Art & Design Updates' started by Grummz, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    I've been keeping this quiet, but I'm working on an unplanned, extra feature for the THMPR art demo in Unreal.

    I was not satisfied with an empty grey plane to showcase the THMPR. So I've been creating procedural textures to create some ground cover for the upcoming art demo.
    Since Em-8ER starts as a volcanic ice world, like the moon Io, I needed snow and ice.

    Texturing has come a long way since Firefall and WoW. Using a program called Substance Designer, you can procedurally create almost any texture you want. It can be any resolution, and sliders can control how much it looks new or worn, rough or smooth, or any number of factors.

    This is a snow texture I made for the art demo. No photographs were used. Everything is synthesized from scratch, using the nodes and connections you see in the upper part of the screenshot.

    I find the whole process fun and addicting. Looking forward to making some ice to go with the snow next.

  2. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

  3. BlackHorde

    BlackHorde Emberite

    Looks Great, Can't wait to see the End Result, Grummz.
  4. BlackHorde

    BlackHorde Emberite

    Hey Grummz? Gonna use them procedural textures on the EM-8ER T-Shirts and Hats?
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  5. Dracomon

    Dracomon Player One Base Commander

    My Lord, it's beautiful! ;___;
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  6. Faeryl

    Faeryl Firstclaimer Base Commander Greeter

    I'd buy a Reaper, EM-8ER, or even a Tshiu t-shirt. Just sayin'. :cool:

    Loving the updates @Grummz!!! Textures are KEWL! ;)
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  7. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    We'll do a store for t-shirts at some point. :) Just not right now as we're busy with the art demo.
  8. GarettSlayer

    GarettSlayer Emberite

    Looks absolutely fantastic! I can't wait to see it on a landscape, and whatever other textures you come up with :)
  9. Mahdi

    Mahdi THMPR Inbound - Gatestrider - Firstclaimer

    Ya, this. Everything in its own time and place. Demo is paramount for this game's birth.

    But, I feel the rest of the community. I have been wearing my Firefall stocking cap (beanie whatever) with the duck tape (second piece due to name change) angled over the Firefall with Em-8ER written on it in permanent black marker. People may look at me weird, but I want to wear something putting Em-8ER out there and I just know SOMEONE will catch what it means....sooner or later.
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  10. NanoTechnician

    NanoTechnician Emberite - THMPR - Deepscanner

    Substance designer is akin to substance abuse, it's pretty addictive :D
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  11. Torgue_Joey

    Torgue_Joey Emberite -Death Reaper KAIJU 'SPLODER

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  12. EvilKitten

    EvilKitten Gatestrider - Firstclaimer

    OMOrgasmic...I love that sort of stuff, too bad it's $150 for the base software, kinda out of my price range for just playing with. Wish they had a freeware version instead of a 30 day version.
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  13. NanoTechnician

    NanoTechnician Emberite - THMPR - Deepscanner

    There's VUE if you'd like to play with some environments. At my old workplace, they purchased the full versions which we used it in creating architectural renders for clients. The short version of VUE still gives you savable environments as well as landscapes to create/make/play with.
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  14. Pandagnome

    Pandagnome Well-Known Member Happy Kaiju

    mmmm looks like a nice piece of tofu
  15. Zednel

    Zednel Firstclaimer - Emberite

    Best part is, if you change the colors, you will get a giant block of milk-chocolate.

    ...or dirt, if you prefer that.

  16. zdoofop

    zdoofop Terraformer

    that reminds me of a project I did back at college. I did a year and a half of game dev, and this was one of my favourite things to create:

    edit: why won't it let me insert images?

    edit 2:




    got it
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2016
  17. BlackHorde

    BlackHorde Emberite

    Ok All I'm Seeing here is My Chocolate Addiction coming to life again.. Please Stop hahahahaha
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  18. Torgue_Joey

    Torgue_Joey Emberite -Death Reaper KAIJU 'SPLODER

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  19. BlackHorde

    BlackHorde Emberite

    Use that for a Volcano in EM8ER
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