• Saturday , 18 November 2017

Quick Tip: Blender Cycles Displacement (2.78) [TUTORIAL]

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With Blender 2.78 on the horizon, I wanted to do a quick video on how to set up micropolygon displacement.

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29 Comments

  1. rlocatellidigital
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    Your Blender font is too small. It`s hard to see what you are clicking.

  2. warwicklambert.com
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    Very useful intro to microdisplacements from one who seems to know what they are talking about.

  3. ZEmBaNu Nega
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    displacements maps are the true textures! No bump maps!

  4. Brenda Russell
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    Is there a way to add another node group that would displace tangentially to the virtually displaced pixel surface normals? In simple talk:
    1. Generate a "mountain peak" with a displacement texture.
    2. Add another displacement layer that can displace in a way that can bore holes into the mountain.
    From there I could generate some excellent normal maps for low-poly objects.

    Is this possible?

  5. Kristian T. Sørensen
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    Thank you for this very nice video. I got the same environment map as you and followed the setup precisely, but my lighting is more dim and has a more homogenous color than yours, which is much brighter (so you had to reduce strength) and more importantly, has a beautiful gradient color ranging from blue to yellow, already at 2:25. Do you have non-standard settings elsewhere that might influence this?

  6. spec24
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    I have to click between Experimental and Supported to get the preview render to update to any changes.

  7. bob by
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    will there be any sculpting in this video, or he will only play with nodes?

  8. videodromex
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    I'm starting to learn Blender, but I used to use Lightwave. I have a couple questions: Does Blender allow non integer frames? Can you animate a displacement over time? Can motion blur be added? The reason I ask this is the following: In Lightwave I used to do models and then I would apply a displacement map that at frame 1 was 0%, at frame 1.5 would be 100% and then at frame 2 it would be at 0% (and so on)… I also added show silhouette so, the dark edges being jittered + the motion blur in the between frames would cause a shaky effect that would resemble a sketch (I only rendered integer frames). Would that be possible in Blender?

  9. sfmeyer
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    I can get it to preview render, but cycles always crashes (out of memory) when trying to render, even when settings are low. Any tips?

  10. JorgeXFBunny P
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    no you don't your ok. ^_^!?
    Cycles for game is good.

    Add the (Crycles Game Engine) Blender bYE 461 is me bye I love Good cycles The beauty of a character makes him look more cool and pretty. ^_^/ Yaes

  11. RealFlicke
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    Is the final subdivision count only calculated per object or could you create a big landscape as one object, wich gets subdivided adaptively?

  12. Moby Motion
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    The thumbnail image is really beautiful – can you share any more about the sort of shader you used?

  13. olives003
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    How do you set the environment texture to light the object but holdout in the render?

  14. Daan Miles
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    wow great. I will try this. thank you

  15. kevin doan
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    is there any way you could link the exact environment you used? I found the Maxime site but couldn't find the HIRES 3k one you used

  16. kevin doan
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    amazing video thank you so much for sharing. I ran into a problem where I cant get the viewer node to show on 2.78 dont know why, i'm left mouse clicking + ctrl + shift

  17. orehcele
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    Dude your content is very much instructive! Keep up the good work! Subscribed

  18. Gabriel Of House Stark
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    that theme tho, where i can i get it?

  19. Lúthien Merilin
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    Thanks! That was very helpful.

  20. Mark R
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    I really like this tutorial I don't know if it my display or software or possibly my eyes failing. So I want to ask is the video blurry? I cant seem to get a good visual other than by knowing the icons and some guessing to see all the features you are pointing out. But still I enjoy all the information you offer here and am very thankful for all your and the many other useful videos made available for me and all other people working hard to understand and use this great software. Thank you for your efforts and very welcomed help.

  21. Carlos Almunia Moliner
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    Nice tutorial!
    How long did it take? CPU or GPU mode?
    Which are your specifications of graphic card and CPU?

    Thank you so much!

  22. Nizar Amous
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    great tutorial, thanks a lot for all your work ( i just visited your site ) keep doing the great stuff ^^

  23. M Wing
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    Been playing around with this and it really is awesome. I tried a single plane set to subdive of 1 and simple. I set the map to non color and the True to 1. Worked great on a single subdive. But…When I added a diffuse texture map to to the plane, color co-ords matching displace, the colors were ok when viewed from straight on but when the camera was rotated the colors went whacko! Is there a certain way of adding color maps to the displacement? Anyway thanks again for your time and re-watching this I picked up some more tips. I cant wait to start adding small structures to flat surfaces. This is really like sculpting with texture only! :O)

  24. colonelmustang377
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    Thanks for making this tutorial, it's absolutely beautiful

  25. Fractal Grinder
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    @ 2:45 you add that Viewer node.. How did you do that?

  26. Kevin Lee
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    my voronoi texture does not make my bump map look like yours

  27. Stupchek
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    Great tutorial! Is there any place where can i get that blender interface color theme? It looks soo cool 😀

  28. M Wing
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    I am going to try this but I am wondering what a normal map might turn out like if you use really crazy numbers on the displacement. Also will the normal map translate well on a flat surface?
    ADDENDUM: I tried this and the effect shows up in the preview of the Material window but does not show up in the render view. Any ideas?

  29. Rombout Versluijs
    August 26, 2017 at 04:37

    One other note, your using sphere which is huge so displacement is very low then. At least the numbers are real dimensions or not?

    I dont really get the part when the SUBD mod is added, are those numbers a mulitplier/divide number then? Its a lot of clicking to get to a certain point actually.

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