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Blender 2.5 Materials and Textures Cookbook by Colin Litster

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Creating a large rock face using photo reference

Rock faces are extremely dramatic structures shaped by tremendous forces, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and glacial erosion over millions of years. Trying to simulate that kind of surface history can be daunting. So far we have explored procedural textures for most of the rocks created. It's time to show how images can be employed to create variety over the standard procedurals available.

In my part of the world we have some very beautiful rocks called bluestone. They have a structure that the ancients believed were a direct map of the stars. Their blue surface, with lighter blue highlights, was so different from other rock types that they collected them into stone henges, transporting ...

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