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Subject: 3D texture map with Python script
For people who want a wood grain texture with the natural irregularities and knots and "crotch figure" etc that happen in natural wood, and showing correctly on all faces of the object, please make a type of 3D texture map that links to a Python script; for each position X Y Z in the object, the script outputs R G B as the red green blue color values at position X Y Z.
See the Youtube videos at this link https://www.youtube.com/user/mcremona/videos for examples, particularly the videos about making walnut furniture.
I agree with you there. Would be perfect but good parametric recipes for realistic wood textures are hard to get by. That said a set of 'sockets' into which one can 'plug' a compiled function takng zyz, and normal and returning color, alpha, and so on would give very nice possibilities.
Tip: waiting for the proposal to be implemented (LOL) I use Marvelous Designer to define wood panels and import the model as .FBX. In MD I cut the planks and the beams like I would with a bandsaw. The texture wrapping looks pretty convincing quarter sawn, even at the butt ends and in holes.
The below is textured with a 1600x1600 pixels seamless wood texture with a bump map. Raw MD model, rendered in Poser 11
... good parametric recipes for realistic wood textures are hard to get by. ...
There are still people who are good at writing computer programs including Python scripts; one such who is also a woodworker could have a go..He would need to use random-number functions to get it realistic.
Where can I get Marvelous Designer?
Random numbers library is in the standard libraries that come with Poser. Bigger problem is the speed. you will not normally want to run texturing funcions over a scripted language like Python. You will want machine code like C. PoserPython is not very friendly on own-added modules.
You cant get Marvelous Designer at their site. There is a free 30 days trial. No cost or credit card reservation needed but you must register with your email.