Wicker basket thingy

I’m trying to make a wicker basket… I turned on the nor mapping on but it still looks flat and un-realistic…

www3.telus.net/public/dzun/baskettest.jpg

can anyone give me a few hints as to what I can do to make the wicker weave more realistic?

I used this texture

www3.telus.net/public/dzun/rattan2.jpg

You could try mapping the image texture as either a bump map or shallow displacement map to give your bowl a rougher look.

I just wrote a tutorial on a wire wast basket check it out here

https://blenderartists.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26391

This tutorial has endless possiblitlities and the texturing can be applied simply enough. I know it is a little high on vertice count but realism is definetly important an this models got alot of that. Hope this helps! :wink: