Making a Conifers Map

We used a simple Jungle 3D fir nozzle to paint the texture. The idea is to use a semi-symmetrical tiling texture that you can map to a conical model with transparency

This semi-symmetrical principle defines the approach to painting the texture. Conifers often grow limbs with a certain pattern. It's a kind of a row effect where there are areas of foliage followed by a visible a gap, then more limbs and foliage, etc. A semi-symmetrical tiling texture works to recreate these patterns, at least when the texture is wrapped on a cone or spike model correctly.

We used Painter's Define Pattern feature to paint the tile texture on a layer, then saved the layer mask and flattened the file to us as a texture.


Notice that the conifer texture has areas of light and dark foliage

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