Hereby two images showing the progress made on The Shallows. The first
image (The Shallows I_test3) shows the improved textures applied to the
body of the trolley within a simplified scene version. In particular, I
used an almost forgotten macro I wrote back in 2014 to simulate peeling
paint. At the time, this macro inspired William Pokorny to develop his
incredible isosurface version of peeling paint, which I warmly recommend
to your attention:
Presently however, I just used an expanded version of my own macro.
The image also shows the use of Christoph Hormann's isowood for the
railway ties. https://www.imagico.de/iso_wood_en.php
It was surprisingly easy to implement within Friedrich Lohmueller's
track macros and, other surprise, it just does not increase render time!
I used one single tie which I rotated through four different positions
the alternation of which simulates different ties. I am not entirely
sure about the colour of the wood. That is, after all, the most
complicated part of isowood.
The second image (The Hallows_trolley) shows more particularly the
aspect of the trolley texture at this moment.
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