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Offline Josip_ZG

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Styrofoam (EPS)
« on: February 23, 2019, 03:20:36 am »
Hello guys. I've tried building a styrofoam/expanded polystyrene material using two images of different distance for references.
I'd love to hear your opinions on it. The close-up reference image bugs me because it seems to suggest I should invert the bump map. Which is counter-intuitive for me as I've seen EPS a million times in my life and remember the bubbles being ones that are bumped outwards, not the little veins. I also added a smooth transition on the edge so it looks honed, and that's the part I'm quite satisfied with.

Offline toasty1435

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Re: Styrofoam (EPS)
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 06:17:09 pm »
Looks pretty good! Only thing I'd say is maybe add a little bit of sheen as I remember this material is somewhat glossy and maybe try using a displacement material for even more realism, otherwise looks great!

Offline Josip_ZG

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Re: Styrofoam (EPS)
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 01:34:09 am »
True, it is more glossy now that I look at reference photos.
Thanks for your opinion.

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Re: Styrofoam (EPS)
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 11:02:55 am »
Looks to me like the photo shows a cellular texture that leaves depressions in the styrofoam. Maybe you want to use a negative value for the bump height?