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    [RELEASED] [SUPPORT] Necro's Utility Material Pack

    Update #1 for Necro's Utility Material Pack is live: https://www.unrealengine.com/content...4d4c07c3cdd343 (thank you Stephanie, you're awesome)!

    Here's what I did with the update:

    1. Changed material instance names to be more descriptive.
    2. Separated material masters and instances into different directories.
    3. Touched up several textures to improve texture quality (removed lighting information from albedo, improved seamless tiling on certain textures).
    4. Coalesced materials into fewer directories (for instance, removed mud directory and moved those materials to floor directory). Kept just the main directories: floor, wall, roof, misc
    5. Merged tessellated versions of materials back to standard materials. Where there might have been a standard non-tessellated and a tessellated version of the material, there is now just a tessellated version. I did this to reduce clutter and to simplify the materials.
    6. Added several new materials (rectangular travertine wall tile, interlocking travertine wall tile, wood floor, roof shingles, spanish roof tile, washed concrete).
    7. Added variations on several of the material instances to give user more immediate selection without having to play with material instance parameters (for instance, instead of just one painted rust material instance with a yellow color paint, I have 4 material instances, red, yellow, white, and gold).

    The number of master materials is now at 25, with materials instances now being at 58.

    This won't be the last update. I intend to keep improving the existing materials and adding new ones in the future. If you've purchased this pack, I'd love to hear from you! Please rate it on the Marketplace site and leave a comment.

    p.s. I had someone request to see particular materials tiling, so here they are:

    http://totaliterritory.com/images/nu...ine_square.jpg
    http://totaliterritory.com/images/nu...ectangular.jpg
    http://totaliterritory.com/images/nu...terlocking.jpg
    http://totaliterritory.com/images/nu...ete_blocks.jpg
    http://totaliterritory.com/images/nu..._no_stucco.jpg
    http://totaliterritory.com/images/nu...orn_stucco.jpg

    For a detailed image of each material instance in the pack applied to a planar mesh:

    Material Instances
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    Last edited by Necrophob30; 02-09-2016, 10:45 PM.

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    #2
    This one is of worn out leather:


    And finally, a blend of the smooth mud and cracked mud thrown onto a simple terrain. I want to figure out how to get smooth mud in higher areas, with the cracked mud showing up in low-lying areas.


    The pack will probably be 15 to 20 materials, sold cheap. As noted in the first post, these aren't complete yet. I had a grass mat that looked awesome on the sphere, but when I dropped it on the ground, looked horrible :/
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    Last edited by Necrophob30; 05-05-2015, 02:23 PM.

    Necro's Bone Box, Necro's Utility Material Pack, Necro's Utility Material Pack #2, Necro's Rock Box, Necro's Tool Box on the UE4 Marketplace.

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      #3
      For materials...

      What I would REALLY REALLY like is some EASY to use materials.

      So a mud material is ok... if you know how to use it. and where etc.

      But for guys like me, who work in the game logic department mostly, getting something to look good just takes too long.

      What I need is a material I can drop on a landscape, and I have a beautiful blend of stuff... cliffs when steep, dirt other places and grass

      And I need a material I can drop on a rock I've spent 2 minutes making in blender, and I have a rock with moss on top.

      These clean materials, although they look nice enough(the leather and mud are too shiny).. are just too much work for someone like me.

      As for getting the cracked mud in the lower parts and smooth mud up top... that's the wrong way around, water runs downhill But you should look at world z-position... and make mask on that.


      That's my opinion on materials.
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        #4
        Thanks Rasped. I appreciate your input and will definitely look into those sorts of materials.

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          #5
          Here's a couple of more I'm working on. Left is stucco, right is straw:
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          Last edited by Necrophob30; 05-05-2015, 02:23 PM.

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            #6
            If the mud or leather is too shiny or not depends o what is is meant to represent. Fine grained wet mud is very shiny, i've seen mud looking almost exactly like this material. The same for the leather. Newly conditioned leather can be even shinier than this material.

            Maybe you should add some material parameters for easy customization of stuff like this.

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              #7
              That's a good idea HavocX.

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                #8
                Another couple of mats; left is a plastic tarp mat, right is a rocky dirt mat:

                Almost lost everything, as a freak accident left about half an inch of water in my computer room :/ Luckily my computer wasn't damaged, but it didn't make for a great day!
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                Last edited by Necrophob30; 05-05-2015, 02:23 PM.

                Necro's Bone Box, Necro's Utility Material Pack, Necro's Utility Material Pack #2, Necro's Rock Box, Necro's Tool Box on the UE4 Marketplace.

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                  #9
                  These look pretty good! For what price are you aiming?

                  As Havocx mentioned, parameters are a must -- they're the actual reason I would purchase material packages. Items should be as customizable as possible (e.g. adding rust to metals, dirt to floors, etc).

                  P.S.: glad to hear that your computer survived!

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                    #10
                    Thanks LHutz! The price will depend on how many mats I eventually settle on for the pack. For right now I was aiming at 15 for $5. If I add more or delve into terrain mats, and I think the effort and quality justifies it, I might set it at $10. Either way, each mat is going to have as much customizable as makes sense for that mat (stucco would have color and dialable dirt/mold). Any suggestions for mat types you'd like to see? I was thinking of working on some diamond plate chrome next.

                    Necro's Bone Box, Necro's Utility Material Pack, Necro's Utility Material Pack #2, Necro's Rock Box, Necro's Tool Box on the UE4 Marketplace.

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                      #11
                      Your albedo values, especially on the leather, are very dark. You should look at the some of the Marmoset PBR templates to make sure your textures are properly calibrated.

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                        #12
                        Thanks MooseCommander. I'll check out the Marmoset PBR docs. The leather is an alpha texture multiplied by a color vector in the material to give it color, so it being too dark is probably because I picked too dark of a color for the vector.

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                          #13
                          Here's a question: are 4k textures desirable, or overkill in most cases? The last two mats I show, I use 4k textures, but all of the previous ones are 2k. Is it only important for materials you'd be able to get really close to (walls, for instance)? And if I provide 4k textures, should I also include 2k version?

                          Necro's Bone Box, Necro's Utility Material Pack, Necro's Utility Material Pack #2, Necro's Rock Box, Necro's Tool Box on the UE4 Marketplace.

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                            #14
                            you got a buyer for $10 I do my own mat's for the most part, but these look great.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Necrophob30 View Post
                              Here's a question: are 4k textures desirable, or overkill in most cases? The last two mats I show, I use 4k textures, but all of the previous ones are 2k. Is it only important for materials you'd be able to get really close to (walls, for instance)? And if I provide 4k textures, should I also include 2k version?
                              That depends on how open and diverse each level is and how much graphics memory the target platform has.

                              4k textures look good. If you have four walls and a roof, a table and chairs, and a couple of characters, 4k (With lower resolutions as options of course) is a reasonable choice.

                              4k textures take up a lot of memory. If you're texturing the rocks in Skyrim in 4k, it's probably not worth it for right now.

                              In other words, I'd continue to offer 4k textures, but I'd have them default to 2k and maybe have 1k options available as well. That's just my opinion though.
                              Last edited by Veovis Muad'dib; 10-12-2014, 06:12 AM.

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