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Making Of 'Battle Toaster'

By Daniel "Mirach" Zak
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Date Added: 9th December 2009
Software used:
3ds Max, V-Ray

Texturing

I wanted to keep a simple color scheme for Toaster. I was sure that main color would be white, but couldn't decide on a secondary one; the choice was between orange, red and purple. After browsing through Total Tex vol 8 I decided to use purple vinyls.

Almost everything is textured with those two:

524_tid_flames_vinyls.jpg
I was amazed how easily I could get new shapes from them in photoshop:

Detail of leg texture:

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Textured leg

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To check out the Total Tex alpha maps and bump maps I decided to put some dirt on bottom part of legs:

Detail of bottom leg texture (color map + bump map):

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I also used the bump map in Reflect slot to make the dirt non reflective. I simply inverted it and adjusted brightness a bit with Color Map. And that's the final picture of the Racing Toaster:

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