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Blender 2.5 Materials and Textures Cookbook by Colin Litster

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Creating a non-repeating leaf material

Nature has a wonderful way of creating organisms that, whilst being similar to each other, have a uniqueness that only nature can provide. If you examine a tree in summer, it may have thousands of leaves. You can identify a particular variety of tree by examining its shape and structure. However, almost all of the leaves on any tree will be unique in one way or another. The color, structure, and shape of each leaf will subtlety vary. If you wait for the season to progress, parasites will begin to attack and eat into the leaves. The sun, rain, and wind will further change each leaf until the seasonal nature of the tree may make each wither and die with varying rates. Even evergreen leaves will be different ...

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