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Title: How to create a texture with snow particles on it?!
Post by: RogerMooreSucks on April 08, 2015, 11:27:07 am
I have been search all over on how to do this but with no luck. I used Photoshop but it was not was i needed nor does it look realistic...especially when your textures will be seen up close. Does anyone know of a good program to use for doing this kind of thing? I want it to appear like the snow it sticking to the texture. If someone could point me in the right direction i would be much appreciative.
Title: Re: How to create a texture with snow particles on it?!
Post by: TriDefiance on April 08, 2015, 11:58:38 am
Some good advice I could give to you would be to get a hold of ccsaint's Surface map, decompile it, and learn/implement how the snow was added onto that map. Though decompiling a map is not necessarily respected in the mapping community, not to sound hypocritical because I did it to learn, but that is a good source of understanding how others did it to learn.

Best,
Tri
Title: Re: How to create a texture with snow particles on it?!
Post by: Mangley on April 08, 2015, 01:28:48 pm
Make a sand texture and then turn it white.
Title: Re: How to create a texture with snow particles on it?!
Post by: kraid on April 08, 2015, 04:00:51 pm
I don't exactly understand what effect you're trying to achive. (example?)
Title: Re: How to create a texture with snow particles on it?!
Post by: RogerMooreSucks on April 09, 2015, 02:36:28 am
I don't exactly understand what effect you're trying to achive. (example?)

Here is an example of what i am trying to do http://imgur.com/npsXklN.
Title: Re: How to create a texture with snow particles on it?!
Post by: kraid on April 09, 2015, 10:01:35 am
Here's a quick photoshop example with a brick texture i had laying arround from another project.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/m5a9e357hc7kei6/snowy_brickwall.psd

I took the green channel of the normalmap as a base for the snow, inverted it so the white faces upwards.
Now i used filters (e.g. brightness/contrast, Gradient,...) to tighten up the highlights till the white is only left
on the parts i want them on and the rest is black.

Then i used this as a mask for the snow texture and applied a layer effect to give it more depth.

The snow fx on the bottom was created by blending a difference cloud filter with a gradient.

The rest is just a matter of using suitable blend modes for the layers.
Title: Re: How to create a texture with snow particles on it?!
Post by: Jonathon [SSL] on April 09, 2015, 02:01:30 pm
Here's a quick photoshop example with a brick texture i had laying arround from another project.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/m5a9e357hc7kei6/snowy_brickwall.psd

I took the green channel of the normalmap as a base for the snow, inverted it so the white faces upwards.
Now i used filters (e.g. brightness/contrast, Gradient,...) to tighten up the highlights till the white is only left
on the parts i want them on and the rest is black.

Then i used this as a mask for the snow texture and applied a layer effect to give it more depth.

The snow fx on the bottom was created by blending a difference cloud filter with a gradient.

The rest is just a matter of using suitable blend modes for the layers.

Assuming you know your way around Photoshop/ your image utility of choice, this is hella great advice.
Title: Re: How to create a texture with snow particles on it?!
Post by: kraid on April 09, 2015, 10:30:41 pm
If you don't, it's time for some basic training.
Title: Re: How to create a texture with snow particles on it?!
Post by: RogerMooreSucks on April 10, 2015, 09:50:31 am
If you don't, it's time for some basic training.

I already achieved my 00 status in photoshop :D. BTW i figured out an easier way of doing the snow. Thanks anyways.