Creating wall and tile materials was never easier. WALLS & TILES is a very easy-to-use 3ds max material that creates procedural walls and floors based on multiple single bitmaps. The auto-loader loads bitmaps from a folder into the corresponding layers for bump, diffuse, reflection and displacement, without the need to manually load every single bitmap by hand. Once loaded, you can select one of 16 bond patterns, set the size, randomize position, color and surface, and you are ready to go. The Real-World mapping mode simplifies the use of wall textures in scenes by eliminating the need for individual uv-mapping per object. If you want to create bond patterns with a repeating pattern, just use the Linear Sequence instead of randomized distribution. For more information, please take a look at the reference guide.
What is Walls & Tiles ?
AND WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR ?
WALLS & TILES is a 3DS MAX® material plugin that any architect or 3D visualization artist will love. Unlike static bitmap textures, Walls & Tiles is a flexible material which can CHANGE BOND PATTERNS, REPLACE BRICKS, MIX DIFFERENT BRICKS, CHANGE MORTAR, RANDOMIZE COLORS and much more. With the newly integrated MATERIAL MANAGER, loading and managing materials is easier than ever.
Whatever needs an architect or 3D artist might have, Walls & Tiles offers unprecedented flexibility and ease-of-use with the creation of wall and floor materials for any kind of building.
Random Walls and Floors
NO MORE REPETITION
When using standard bitmaps to create walls or floors, in most cases REPETITION will be visible, resulting in an unrealistic and unwanted effect in a image. Avoiding this repetition would require a very large bitmap, which again uses a lot of RAM in high resolution. Besides, such textures are difficult to get anyway.
Walls & Tiles uses random algorithms to distribute bricks or tiles in a pattern. Using this method not only SAVES RAM but it also avoids visible REPETITION, resulting in a more realistic look.
CHANGE BOND PATTERNS ON THE FLY
With Walls & Tiles you are not limited to the BOND PATTERN from your bitmap texture. You can choose from 16 different bond patterns for brick walls, tiled floors or interior wall tiles. With any set of brick or stone floor multi-textures, the patterns can be changed on the fly.
The included bond patterns offer a wide variety of standard bonds for many kinds of walls and floors, found in old ancient buildings, modern architecture, large buildings, standard houses and even interior floor tiles.
The integrated CUSTOM BOND can be used to create your own bond patterns, if required. More information can be found in the REFERENCE GUIDE.
RANDOMIZE COLOR, POSITION, SURFACE
Bricks can further be changed randomly: Diffuse maps can be varied by randomizing HUE, SATURATION, VALUE for every brick. BUMP levels, REFLECTION levels and DISPLACEMENT levels can be randomized to get more surface variation and ROTATION, SIZE, POSITION and WIDTH can be randomized to avoid straight lines.
As a result, even with few or even only one bitmap, a large random wall or floor can be created.
Material Manager Lite Edition
EASY HANDLING OF MATERIALS
WALLS & TILES includes the new Material Manager Lite Edition, which makes preset handling a very fast and easy task. Material Manager is directly connected to Walls & Tiles so that loading, saving and maintaining presets can be done in a single tool. Forget about missing bitmaps, forget about searching through folders, once you know the benefits of Material Manager, you won´t want to live without it anymore.
Included Basic Library
10 MULTITEXTURES OF BRICKS AND TILES
The included library in the STANDARD version of Walls & Tiles include 12 high quality multi-texture sets for interior tiles and brick walls. The textures are all hand-edited and include layers for DIFFUSE, BUMP, DISPLACEMENT, REFLECTION and ALPHA layers. All multitextures available as VRAY MATERIALS, CORONA MATERIALS or SCANLINE materials through Material Manager.
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WALLS & TILES REFERENCE GUIDE
The WALLS & TILES online reference guide includes a detailed description of each parameter with rendered examples of the most important parameters and their results. For more information, please take a look at the reference guide below.
The reference guide is also available through a link from within the Walls & Tiles GUI help window.Walls & Tiles - Online Reference Guide
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