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I have become pretty well versed over the years on VW modelling, but one thing I haven't conquered yet is textures for OpenGL rendering. I must be missing something because I am surprised at the lack of "modern" textures for architectural exterior surfaces. I tried looking under the service select libraries and there is nothing useful there either. It would be preferable to find a resource than to build my own. Sketchup and other rendering software seem to have an unlimited database of objects and textures to access.

Can anyone tell me where I can find a similar resource for VW? Does this forum have a sharing section I don't know about?


I am specifically looking for shou sugi ban (charred cedar siding) textures as well as panel textures (Swiss pearl) and standing seam metal roofing textures.


Thanks for your help!





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I made the attached material using the free low resolution images found here:



It's got some tiling issues, but they don't bother me... it's burnt wood after all 🙂


Works fine in OpenGL or Renderworks

38543509_ScreenShot2020-07-17at4_08_31PM.thumb.png.76d5cee50737512c893a7e31275815d5.png618862128_ScreenShot2020-07-17at3_54_28PM.thumb.png.431eaef1fb269ba65ea5af4637e97416.pngTheir maps look pretty nice close up in my opinion, having good variation in the char including some not so burnt.


The bump map they provided is pretty good too for low rez, I suspect the high rez ones would be nicer.






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