Realistic Cotton Material

Hi all,
I started using Blender some months ago and i am very Happy About this huge Community. I was looking for a way to get a realistic Render of Cotton objects Like this one:


Is it possible to get this realism without displacement? Because displacement for Cotton would need a huge highpoly model i guess. My trys with using only textures Looks Not good on Close Up shots.
I would be very Happy when i know how to handle cloth Materials generally.

Thank you

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Check out this (free) procedural shader created by simon thommes!

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You can use Adaptive Subdivison along with displacement. This way you can keep your original polygon count and enable displacement only when close-up. Here’s a quick render.


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you might just need to use microdisplacment

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Thank you all for your replys!
I think i try the Workflow of @ibotpl first because i allways want to understand the Base modeling and shading techniques before i use external shaders :slight_smile:
But after that i will try all to find my best Workflow and show you the results.

@ibotpl i would be very Happy when you can send ne your blend File or the textures you used because i want to reproduce your quick render.

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Am i right that the difference between displacement and microdisplacement ist the Polygon amount?

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yes
displacement need a huge amount of physical polygon ,
the more ther is polygon, the more details youll have

micro-displacement however dose not need physical polygon , and only whene needed

however the micro-displacement has some downers ,
like partical system dosnt work with the micro-displacement surface, it ignore it like its not even there .

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Here’s the .blend file (version 2.8):
cotton.blend (1.3 MB)

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Thank you! Ich will respond with my results :slight_smile:

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