i began a new wip
a broken column.
i was just looking at flickr and saw a nice picture about the fallen column of zeus.
The first thing i did was looking for more pictures of it and i saw this one.
Now i tried to re’blender’ it
I still got to do some sculpting on the crack (what brush do you advise, and what program zbrush or blender)
but i need a good way to texture it.
I think unwrapping it is not a good option.
(and blender crashes if i do it to quick :P)
But now i tried to do it with node editor and just some textures.
But now i got this :
What is the best option?
(and i know the texture sucks XD)
indeed i’m currently using a texture that s*cks
just tried another tex
It totaly didnt do the thing i wanted XD
So now i’m going to look for a nice sandstone texture(or make one) for the lowest cube.
and a nice white marble tex(or make one) for the upper 2 parts.
like this one.
Only the prob is the sandstone
I don’t get a good looking one…
The ones i can find are all to raw to use.
and besides they are ugly :’(
If you’re asking whether you should sculpt it in blender or zbrush, and you have access to zbrush, then yes… you must use zbrush for the simple reason that you can achieve MASSIVE amounts more detail in it than in blender. Blender simply goes too slow or crashes when you subdivide it just a few levels. It’s a great program and i often use the sculpting tool to just smooth out or quickly and easily modifying my base mesh in ways that would take a little longer in edit mode, but it really cannot compare to zbrush in terms of sculpting. Believe me, zbrush is incredible in that respect.
I dont see why using uv’s are not an option for you though, i think itd work a LOT better than what you currently have. You could convert most of your details from your zbrush sculpt to a normal map and apply it to a much lower poly mesh, and you could paint a really nice diffuse map for it. So in my opinion, go for zbrush and go for UV’s. A nice specular map couldnt hurt either.
indeed i’m going to add some mud and scratches
and about the broken part.
first i sculpted in blender, but now i have a trail of zbrush.
And if the trail is over i’m maybe going to buy it
But i will resculpt it in zbrush
edit: can’t resculp it
i screwed it up to much…
If i sculpt it again(with my very bad skills) i get a horrible result XD
(and i made a big mistake with the vertices also, now i got loads and loads of vertices XD)
i like the broken part.
got one question:
if you add textures, do you want to use sandstone or marble?
And i got some problems with the dirt and the scratches
Don’t know how to make it… (i know i’m still noob XD)
under map input use “glob” and Cube and adjust the size X size Y and size Z to correctly scale the texture. there is nothing to complex for this method and you get none of the visual distortion that can appear from the UV unwrapping process. the model is great! when the textures are great it will be an awesome image!!
The specular on this generally is somewhat too high, but on the broken part, the specular should even be way lower…
It might be worth a try to use oren nayar instead of standard lambert for diffuse and use a high roughness for the broken part…
Else, it’s very nice so far
why dont you try several UV maps for the different sections? ive had some success with this to get complex textures with very large images (4kx4k) and that works very well. You might also try and use blender’s texture painting feature. its normally used for environment (mountains etc). that way you can use the lightmap unwrap function, which will give you accurately spaced and sized uv patches, then you can load your texture image and paint it onto the mesh… you have to paint in 3D for this to work, the lightmap UV is totally unusuable in a 2d editor…
otherwise, cool column…