Saturday, August 4, 2012


So I'm discovering that making textures takes a LONG time. this is especially true if you are just using a mouse to do all of your drawing.
Previously I was able to, if undisturbed, to make at MOST 2 textures a day.
It's worth mentioning that all of the textures I make are quite large; most are 1024 x 1024 - I can always, easily make them smaller.
A week ago I decided that I was tired of drawing with a mouse, so I decided that I was going to get a graphics tablet. After much browsing online I finally found one I liked:
The Wacom Bamboo Capture looked like the perfect mix of functionality and price - I promptly picked one up from my local big-box electronics store.

I must say that using a tablet is not only more intuitive than using a mouse, but it's also quite faster.
The software I use to author my textures - GIMP - conveniently supports tablets, and the 3d modeler I use  - Blender - surprisingly does as well.

All in all I must say that a graphics tablet was a wise investment, I can now easily pump out up-to 6 completely new textures a day. That's three times faster than with a mouse, and I must also say that my images also look better as a result.

Some of the textures I've made in GIMP, rendered in Blender.
Can you tell what game I'm using for inspiration?