Texture cuts

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-08-08T05:04:50+02:00

I animated the turbulence and scale factors of a texture in blender and used it as a displacement map in cycles

you can download the blend file here

texture cuts

read more ...

trapped light

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-07-18T05:24:11+02:00

For this animation I placed a lightsource inside a transparent object with an animated displacement texture. The lightsource is a simple sphere with a emmission shader.

you can download the blend file here

trapped light

read more ...

particle density volumetric material

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-02-23T07:43:08+01:00

I made a volumetric material in cycles based on particle density. The particle set I used is influenced by a turbulence force field. I used a small ico-sphere as a particle object and added an emission shader. I noticed a pretty noticable offset between the particles and the volume material that changes over time - I'm not sure yet where that offset comes from, but I think it still looks pretty.

you can download the blend file here

density volume material

read more ...

hard edge displacement

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-02-15T07:23:03+01:00

For this animation I used a displacement texture in a cycles material that has hard edges and a subdivision modifier set to adaptive mode. I used a voronoi texture in cell mode and also transformed the texture coordinates using a curve.

you can download the blend file here

displacement shift

read more ...

animated displacement texture

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-02-08T08:14:47+01:00

For this video I animated various displacement texture parameters of a cycles material

you can download the blend file here

displacement animation

read more ...

displacement texture bifurcation

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-02-02T05:11:07+01:00

I played with animating the texture used in a displacement-node in a cycles render. In this animation I animated the turbulence factor of a Marble texture

you can download the blend file here

displacement bifurcation

read more ...

displace vector curve

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-01-18T07:18:47+01:00

For this blender experiment I used a simple bands texture in a cycles material as a displacement texture. I used the generated texture coordinates for the sphere and modified it by using a vector curve node. Unfortunately cycles renders some wired circular noisy displacement on the poles of the object when I render it on my GPU - I'm not quite sure why this happens yet.

you can download the blend file here

vector curve

read more ...

glowing plates

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-01-11T05:49:31+01:00

for this animation I wanted some glowing panels to light up in a random order. So I created a particle set and used the particle index and compared it to the current frame index using a "less than" Node. Based on that comparison I switch between a diffuse- and an emmision-Shader by using the result of the comparison as the mix factor.

you can download the blend file here

glow plates

read more ...

Volumentric emission shader

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-03-14T05:21:52+01:00

For this animation I have used an emission shader in a volumetric material for the first time. I added the shader on top of a volume scatter and a volume whatever shader and used a gradient curve to modify the density values for the emission shader a bit.

The input for the density function is a Point-Density Texture which is connected to a particle system.

The results aren' t quite as I expected them (which is kind of a recurring theme in my blender experiments :-) ) But I really like how it looks.

you can download the blend file here

emission volume shader

glowing sphere

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-01-29T06:16:04+01:00

For this animation I combined various textures on a sphere and blended in an emission shader

you can download the blend file here

glowing sphere