About:

Procedural 4 is a collection of detailed and useful procedurally generated textures and materials for Cycles. It contains  18 procedural textures, 6 procedural materials, a procedural planet generator, and a procedural cloud generator.

Instructions:

  1. Download Procedural 4.
  2. Extract the .blend file from the .zip file and place it in a memorable location.
  3. Open a new or existing Blender project.
  4. Click File > Append and navigate to where the .blend file is saved.
  5. Double click the .blend file.
  6. Find the folder named “NodeTree”, then select the textures/shaders you want to use.
  7. Click append in the upper right corner.
  8. In the node editor, press Shift+A > Groups and then select the texture(s) or shader(s) that you’d like to use.

Note that you can also save these assets into your startup file so it is available when Blender starts. Just append the node(s) into your current startup file, and press CTRL (CMD) + U.

Recommended System Specs:

  • Software: Blender 2.6 or newer with GPU rendering enabled
  • Processor: 3 GHz 4-Core CPU
  • Memory: 8000 MB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 / AMD Radeon R9 280x

This asset should work with any system, but speed will depend greatly upon the strength of your system. The better hardware you have, the better Remington’s PBR Shader will function.

Update Log:

  • Procedural 4
    • Added dots, puddles, strips, voronoi (orb), warp, worm trails, planetary clouds, and volumetric textures
    • Added procedural asphalt, plaster, volumetric cloud, checker, marble, and mud shaders/materials
    • Added procedural planet generator
    • Updated to use Remington’s PBR Shader (v2.0)
  • Procedural Pro (3.0)
    • Added magic, waves (sine), waves (saw), voronoi (intensity), voronoi (cells), and “checker” pattern
    • Cleaned up the master node
    • Included separate nodes for each texture
    • Implemented Remington’s PBR Shader (v1.o)
  • Procedural Pro (2.0)
    • Added full musgrave, noise, voronoim and “mix” texture
    • Added shaders, facs, and normals for all textures
    • Created unified master node
  • Procedural Pro (1.0)
    • Original asset
    • Added “musgrave” texture

Licensing:

Procedural 4 is free for both commercial and personal use. No credit is necessary, though it is appreciated. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Renders that use Procedural 4: