Did you know PixPlant includes built-in interactive tutorials, called Guides?
To play a Guide, click the Guides button at the top-right corner of the PixPlant window:
Select a Guide and start it:
Then just follow the steps to learn PixPlant in a hands-on, practical way.
Transforming a photo into a seamless tiling texture. How to use the Seed Wizard to deal with tiling problems. (4:25)
A tutorial on automatic 3D map extraction from a photo. (2:53)
A 5-minute tour over the main areas of the PixPlant 5 user interface. Based on the Interface Tour guide included with the app. (4:58)
Ways of opening, creating and saving single maps and materials in PixPlant 5. (3:33)
Presenting 3D Preview functionality of PixPlant 5. (5:17)
Making seamless tiling versions of synchronized maps, captured on a 3D scanner or from photogrammetry. (8:56)
Using PBR Validate to check for incorrect values in the Base Color map. (3:57)
Quick PixPlant 5 tutorial on extracting a Normal map from a Displacement map and vice-versa. (1:53)
A tour on making tiling textures from several surface types. (7:13)
Straightening and equalizing source photos is important for creating good tiling textures. Since version 5.0.42, PixPlant can automatically straighten most source photos that have perspective and rotation problems, which improves tiling quality. (5:37)
PixPlant's 3D Preview can display unfocused environments and includes a model auto-rotation feature. Features available since version 5.0.43. (1:52)
PixPlant can make textures tile by removing seams at the image edges. This avoids synthesizing the whole image, however it can't be used in all cases... (8:08)
PixPlant's Clone Paint operation can be used along all maps in parallel, which helps a lot in fixing mismatches or tiling problems in the material. (5:26)
Extracting and editing Opacity maps. Available since version 5.0.44. (6:11)
How to get rid of noticeable patterns when repeating a map. (4:24)
The Paint tool now works outside the main map area, for easier tiled map painting. (1:38)
How to add and edit physical size info in 3D maps. (3:04)
Tutorials use photos and maps from https://pixabay.com,
https://kaimoisch.com. Photogrammetry assets from https://www.ambientcg.com.
HDRIs from https://polyhaven.com/hdris. Background music by "The Tides".
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