Synthesis of textures and bump maps of tiled surfaces – Part II
The second part of a three part series about texture and bump map generation of tiles surfaces. This instalment introduces the use of texture anisotropy, discolouration maps and bump bump maps among other things. Find the article in the Projects section or read it HERE.
Synthesis of textures and bump maps of tiled surfaces – Part I
First of a three-part series about generating texture and bump maps representing tiled surfaces for use in rendering of computer generated imagery. The method is based on real-life tile layouts coupled with color generation using various noise functions. The article was written in the form of a tutorial, where the usage of each parameter is described along with the generated texture maps and renderings. Find the article in the Projects section or read it HERE.
This morning an American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) decided to join my bird photo gallery!
Another nifty 3D-printable contraption posted on thingiverse; this time a paint bottle shaker for Tamiya’s 10mL bottles.
I have posted a 3D-printable modelling/spray turntable design at thingiverse. Now I can get to every part of a model I am building by just turning this contraption with one finger only…
I found this little guy perched outside my home office window.
A short article about another hardware/software project. To reduce eye-strain, an RGB LED light strip was installed behind my monitor. The lights can be programmed to simulate crackling flames, sunrise or other calming effects while reducing eye-strain from the high contrast ratio between a monitor and the darkness behind it. Read all about it here.
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) – Acadia National Park, Maine
We met this nice fellow while hiking the Ocean Path, near Otter Cliffs in Acadia National Park. Amazingly, the bird moved closer and closer, so I had to retreat because it was too close for my 400mm prime lens to focus! Thank you little bird!
See more of my bird photography here.
I am pleased to report that a Baltimore Oriole and a White-crowned Sparrow has joined my birding photo gallery!