Cycles Procedural Wood

  • August 24, 2012
  • 7,399 Downloads
  • 1 Like
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: sizzler
  • License: CC-0
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Description:

Check out my latest here. It's more accurately modeled after real wood.

This is a procedural wood shader for cycles. I think it looks pretty good for the objects I've tried. You can tweak the colors in the Mix node to get different looks. Also the scale in the Mapping node might be necessary...I didn't realize this shader ball was only 11 cm. I should point out that the scene setup is NOT mine. The ONLY part I did was the wood shader.

Also, I have been trying to use this setup to make a wood plank shader (like a wood floor) but I can't get it to look good...so if anyone can do that, please do that and upload it!

Comments:

  • B.Y.O.B. profile picture
    B.Y.O.B.

    A polished coating could add realism (e.g. mixing your material with a glossy BRDF).

    Written August 24, 2012
  • sizzler profile picture
    sizzler

    Thanks. I wanted to keep it as "raw" wood, but I added a glossy node so it's easier for people to tweak it. The default is very low gloss. It does look quite a bit better!

    Written August 24, 2012
  • B.Y.O.B. profile picture
    B.Y.O.B.

    for wooden planks check this out: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?216113-Brecht-s-easter-egg-surprise-Modernizing-shading-and-rendering&p=2191356&viewfull=1#post2191356

    Written August 25, 2012
  • sizzler profile picture
    sizzler

    Thanks for that BYOB...maybe I should check out this brick shader. The thing is that I have managed to create a similar brick shader already, but I can't figure out how to plug it into the wood....so far everywhere I've tried doesn't do the job. There's some interesting stuff in that thread that I might try to decipher.

    Written August 26, 2012
  • Robynsveil profile picture
    Robynsveil

    Thanks, Zizzler - really nice work! I'll be having a go and point people to this.

    Written August 25, 2012
  • sizzler profile picture
    sizzler

    Thanks, glad you like it! Let me know how it goes!

    Written August 26, 2012
  • mofx profile picture
    mofx

    @Sizzler, where did you get the material ball? Thanks

    Written August 26, 2012
  • sizzler profile picture
    sizzler

    I got it from this one by JC Levet: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/materials/galvanized-steel-shader/

    ...but I could've sworn it's freely available somewhere else too? I believe it's the same one used in the Blender wiki?

    Written August 26, 2012
  • sizzler profile picture
    sizzler

    ah yes, supposedly it's in SVN for blender: /trunk/lib/tests/rendering/cycles/bmps.blend

    Written August 26, 2012
  • nickbrunner profile picture
    nickbrunner

    Great job!

    Written August 27, 2012
  • sizzler profile picture
    sizzler

    Thanks, Nick!

    Written August 29, 2012
  • 3Dlaria profile picture
    3Dlaria

    Thanks for sharing, very useful!

    Written June 04, 2013
  • sizzler profile picture
    sizzler

    Thanks! if you make anything nice with it, I'd like to see it. I've got 1187 downloads but I've only spotted one object on BA that used it...so I'm wondering if it actually is working for people or not.

    Written June 15, 2013
  • JoolsMcFly profile picture
    JoolsMcFly

    I know at least one person who used it: me. :)

    http://wanfive.free.fr/smc/091/wip06.jpg

    I had to tweak scale params in the Mapping node as you mentioned and then it was all good.

    Thanks!

    Edited January 04, 2014
  • sizzler profile picture
    sizzler

    Thanks for sharing! I think it looks pretty nice, and I hope you do too.

    Written January 05, 2014
  • bazzab222 profile picture
    bazzab222

    thankyou for sharing

    Written July 03, 2013
  • sizzler profile picture
    sizzler

    You're welcome! Hope it's useful for you!

    Written July 05, 2013
  • bob3d profile picture
    bob3d

    thank you....

    Written February 01, 2014
  • 2Theo profile picture
    2Theo

    Thank you very much for sharing this model on the site. Thanks to you I've started to explore the wonderful world of procedural texture.

    Written November 09, 2014
  • gordie.lachance profile picture
    gordie.lachance

    How could you change the brown wood color to another color ? Thanks !

    Edited May 04, 2015
  • sizzler profile picture
    sizzler

    In the shader nodes, there is a node group called "DECWoodGrain." Select that and hit Tab, which will show you all the internal nodes of that group. Over to the right side there is a "Mix" node with two colors that affect the wood and grain colors. At some point I should expose those as inputs and reupload this blend to make it easier!

    Edited May 05, 2015
  • gordie.lachance profile picture
    gordie.lachance

    Ok ! Thanks a lot.

    Written May 11, 2015
  • marcusm profile picture
    marcusm

    Hey I used this on a piano:) (https://marcusm00.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/yamaha-dc3a-neo-finished/)

    Edited July 01, 2015
  • sizzler profile picture
    sizzler

    Cool, very nice model!

    Written July 22, 2015
  • marcusm profile picture
    marcusm

    Thank you!

    Written July 22, 2015
  • MRRadioactiv profile picture
    MRRadioactiv

    thank you

    Written July 11, 2015