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adaminator1
02-07-2011, 06:39 PM
Okay, so i've got the modeling thing down. I'm a half deecent modeler, but I can't seem to get ANY textures to look or feel right, despite my attempts. I was wondering if anyone could offer some tips on texturing and lighting, since the two work off of each other, so i can create more realistic scenes.

Thanks in advance,
The Adaminator


P.S if you're curious about my modeling, check this out.


http://i53.tinypic.com/10p10nc.jpg

nickdigital
02-07-2011, 11:21 PM
1. Ask yourself what the material is. That will help point you in the right direction.
2. Use the real world as reference. You have a space ship type of thing going on so reference military vehicles. Also a website like http://conceptships.blogspot.com/ is a good place to get inspiration.

bazsa73
02-08-2011, 01:45 AM
Or use your favorite scifi mood, just copy it and when you're done you'll know a whole lot more.

Skonk
02-08-2011, 04:22 AM
Have a good look into Lighting too; the best texturing in the world will still look plop if it's not lit right (I say this but I aint great at it myself).

rezman
02-08-2011, 07:42 AM
The only way to learn is to go through everything you can find on the subject:

http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials/Main_Menu.htm
http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/training.php

JeffrySG
02-08-2011, 10:41 AM
I have a few texture map links on my resource page (http://www.pixelandpoly.com/reference.html) on my site in the texture map section. A few tutorials in there and some texture photo sites too. You also need to figure out if you want to use procedural or photo textures - or both... Many ways to skin a cat - especially one that big.

JeffrySG
02-08-2011, 10:42 AM
Have a good look into Lighting too; the best texturing in the world will still look plop if it's not lit right (I say this but I aint great at it myself).

:agree: Totally!

adaminator1
02-08-2011, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the help, guys. Any more tips you'd like to share? :3

bazsa73
02-08-2011, 12:09 PM
You have to concentrate on the look, kind of immerse yourself with the subject so when you close your eyes you see it and when you see it you just force yourself to do it which is a lot of pain but in the end you will have it.

nickdigital
02-08-2011, 12:34 PM
You could try playing with the surfaces that Matt posted.
http://newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72846&highlight=presets

A website like Preset Central is good too.
http://www.presetcentral.com/