Trying to re-create this http://www.windowstoday.co.uk/images/glass_extras/diamond_lead_sm.jpg
I have a jpeg that has the diamond pattern.
I now need to do the following once I created the material.
Use the image to.
- Create the effect of glass where the white is.
- Make the grey solid.
- Make the grey stand out using a bump map.
I have created the image using a vector program.
I see in the samples that the format should be TGA and the textures have 2 formats (the image and a ‘coloured’ one.
How can I do this please?
A stage further.
I have fumbled along and got to this stage.
I created various diamond shape configurations.
I use the black background with white diamonds for the opacity and normal.
I can swap out white background grey or black diamonds for the colour of the ‘lead’.
So I have what appears to be glass with some diamond shapes on there.
- I can’t seem to get any depth to the lead lines.
- Is there a way to get the tiling to scal to the size of the glass (a box) automatically.
Needs to be 2 sided.
Did you try using a Mask instead?
You won’t get any bump detail with a translucent material, unless your surface mode is set to TLM_SURFACE (scroll down, it should be there).
But Frankie is right, a masked material would work better for this. Or, if its just a small window, an actual static mesh would be ideal.
Thanks for the input,
Can you point me to a mask tutorial that will cover what I am trying to do please?
Progress so far.
I followed this Glass with Decals help - Rendering - Epic Developer Community Forums and managed to get the diamonds on the glass.
2 questions please.
I don’t understand why the diamonds are black. The base colour is white background with light grey diamond and a jpeg. The opacity one is a transparent png and what what I understand the black is the transparency. So why are the diamonds not light grey ?
The result I have is brilliant for a decal but I know need some depth so the diamond look like real lead. Is it possible to change what I have or am I barking up the wrong tree.
Any help appreciated but at idiot level please.