THIS is the incredibly delicious seamless sweater texture I had to throw together after witnessing the power of a default in the MAYA toolset that was a simple cloth. Used for bike handles, underwear, gloves, socks, sweaters, camera bodies, vinyl car upholstery, swimwear, etc., etc. -- it has been pretty useful to me, though it is obviously flawed. This picture was from a trial Scene file used exclusively for generating seamless tile images, by creating a tiled image in INSPIRE with the center of the image offset above and to the side of the true center. Adobe "Photoshop" has a feature called "offset" that does the same thing, if you happen to have a copy of "Photoshop."
The INSPIRE "Weavebrush" seamless texture was used for the left image, and it does a very good job when applied as bump and specularity too. It is very useful for fine cloth or multi-texture weaves. The seamless texture has been paint-boxed red in the right image.
This may have to be the last image from me for a while. If one is far from financial resources, one may make a feature along the lines of "Atomic Air Force," with this tool, and they should be able to sell it. But anyone with a computer really should do better, in terms of contacting prospective investors. Certain limitations like losing showing rendering in-progress with modern graphics cards, trying to juggle morph objects for facial features and lip-synch, and the resolution ceiling are major hindrances, that require stylistic treatment or sacrifice. New toolsets like pasteable keyframe libraries and bones-deformed Nulls, and the money to "farm-render" make a strong argument for investor-support.
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