Design|Craft – Volume Two (Fiberboard & Particleboard)
Engineered wood has come a long way since its inception in the late 19th century. Today, boards made from compressed wood particles or fibers play an ever-greater role in the construction and furniture industries. In addition to its excellent properties as a building material, particleboard and fiberboard are increasingly being recognized for their qualities as design materials.
Especially when using such materials for design purposes, it becomes very important to be able to realistically reproduce their characteristic appearance in 3D visualizations. The subtle surface roughness of MDF or the anisotropic sheen on OSB – without textures that precisely capture all the various surface properties of each material, these are impossible to recreate.
– High-resolution fiberboard and particleboard textures
– Photometrically scanned anisotropy maps
– Ready-to-use materials for Maxwell Render™
This collection contains 20 high-res textures for various common fiberboard and particleboard materials. We have chosen materials that have an interesting and characteristic appearance, while also being very versatile in use, such as MDF, Hardboard, Softboard, OSB, chipboard, as well as cork.
Also included are edge textures – saw-rough, as well as sanded – for MDF, Hardboard, OSB and chipboard.
Beside a range of color variations, each texture primarily consists of a normal map and a reflectivity map – both essential for realistic rendering results. In addition, some materials also include an anisotropy map (e.g. the OSB materials).
Most textures come in two different size/resolution variants. One with a larger surface area (up to 4m²) at a lower resolution, and one that provides a higher resolution for a smaller area (up to 400dpi). This allows for both, large-scale applications, as well as small-scale applications in close-up.
Custom color templates
All materials are easily customized with the included template files for Adobe Photoshop™ – whether you need to adjust the color to match a specific reference material, or just want to explore this extra bit of creative freedom.
Users of NextLimit’s MaxwellRender™ will find a total of 340 ready-to-use material setups in .mxm format (for version 3.1 and up).
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