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Getting Board
12-14-2010, 11:31 AM
I've been using a lot of the Digital Juice products lately for general video production and I see that they also have some texture packs. Right now I can get a pack for $149 (normally $249 I believe) and I'm considering getting it. There's a good variety of textures on each disc, but from the looks of it, even with the textures being seamless, it seems that the individual tile covers too small of an area, resulting in an obvious repetition of the tile.

I understand that the images themselves are very high-res, but regardless of how much resolution there is, if you scan only 1 square inch of a wood grain pattern, then repeat it (seamlessly), you still have to scale it down to match real-world size on your given surface, resulting in every inch (per this given example) of your surface having the same tile.

There's probably an easier way to make my point and get my question out there, but I don't know of any terminology that may be used for this situation.

Ultimately what I need to know is this:

Have you used the Digital Juice texture packs?
If so, do you have issues with tiling?
Is there a way to do some sort of trick with said small images that keeps them from appearing to be tiled?
Are there other good sources of high-res textures out there that you recommend?
Is there a good plug-in or procedurals that can be downloaded to create textures such as extremely realistic looking wood grain?

In your estimation, is the Digital Juice texture pack worth the $149?

Specifically I'm trying to get a good Burl Oak look. I have a high-res image I'm trying to use, but it's not quite big enough for the surface I'm trying to cover without having to tile it.

(FYI: I've used Google images for many textures, but too often the images aren't quite good enough)

*whew* That's it for now.

monovich
12-14-2010, 02:08 PM
have you used cgtextures.com? they are way cheaper and I find their textures to be excellent. they aren't all ready to just tile and go, but many are. its a great resource.
you can only download the highest resolutions ones with a memebership, which is well worth the price.

Getting Board
12-14-2010, 02:09 PM
have you used cgtextures.com? they are way cheaper and I find their textures to be excellent. they aren't all ready to just tile and go, but many are. its a great resource.
you can only download the highest resolutions ones with a memebership, which is well worth the price.

I'll check it out right now. Thanks.

Philbert
12-14-2010, 09:12 PM
Yeah I just stick with CGTextures and even Mayang:
http://mayang.com/textures/

For tiling check out Pixplant (http://www.pixplant.com/), it can make tilable versions of your textures, remove spots you don't like, and also generates normal and spec maps for you. Granted it's $200 but just something to consider.

I posted this list of free stuff a while back, there are a number of texture sites in there.
http://www.3d-coat.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=3281

Amurrell
12-15-2010, 12:27 PM
There's also

http://www.texturearchive.com
and
http://www.texturemate.com

Just to add a couple to the list.