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Blender 3D Cookbook by Enrico Valenza

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Building the reptile skin shaders in Cycles

So, let's start with the Gidiosaurus skin.

Getting ready

But first, as usual, we must prepare the file:

  1. As the very first step, go to the texture_making folder and move the textures vcol.png, vcol2.png, norm.png, and norm2.png to the textures folder.
  2. Then start Blender and open the Gidiosaurus_baking_normals.blend file we saved in Chapter 11, Refining the Textures.
  3. Switch the left UV/Image Editor window with a Node Editor window and press the N key to get rid of the Properties sidebar. Put the mouse pointer in the 3D viewport to the right and press the T key to get rid of the Tool Shelf panel, then press the Z key twice to go in Solid viewport shading mode.
  4. Enable the 3rd scene layer, select and delete the ...

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