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Great website for making brickwork Textures

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Ibstock have a webpage where you can choose to blend one to three bricks and export them as a PDF. From there you can open in an image editor like Photoshop and crop/save the result as a jpg and insert into Vectorworks as a brickwork image texture. Works really well in my experience:

http://www.ibstock.com/brick-blender/

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Good find Christiaan.

 

I see the webpage allows you to 'save' the blend more than once to a series of images - all at the same mix % with a randomised result.

 

A bit more work, but this would allow you to build a larger sample image as the basis for your texture, thus minimising the dreaded image repeat on larger panels.

 

The mortar colours don't impress, but if you choose a colour that can easily be colour picked in PS (almost an alpha) you'd be able to replace with your choice of colour from your chosen supplier.

 

Photoshop here I come....

 

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Thanks @Christiaan!

 

Here's a similar website I've had pretty good success with:

 

http://www.daasbaksteen.com/en/Texture-generator/Texture-generator-bricks/page.aspx/91

 

It blends the chosen brick styles (up to 5), and let's you choose a mortar color/type and bond type (though some of the words are in Dutch).

 

Then it gives you a high-resolution image file (no need to crop) PLUS a black and white "alpha" map, which is handy not only as a bump map, but also for utilizing in Photoshop to isolate the bricks from the mortar if you want to further customize the image.

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