WHAT IS SMART SHADERS?
Smart Shaders is a vision to build an extensive library of high quality procedural materials, for Blender Cycles. My main focus is to achieve extreme flexibility while preserving photo-realism.
Smart Shaders – Grounds & Roads is a collection of 22 surface materials for nature scenes - grounds, roads and pavements.
My mission is to push the boundaries of what’s currently possible with procedural techniques in Blender Cycles.
I aim to do that with an efficient and practical resource that artists will actually use in their workflow.
All shaders are completely procedurally generated, which unlock new levels of flexibility and control.
Procedural shaders have no limit on the resolution.
Render time and memory is NOT affected
by how large the texture size gets.
Get unlimited variations with the
Seed parameter that comes with each shader.
Get photo-realistic and sharp displacements out of box.
The shaders use a combination of micro-displacements, bump-mapping and vector-displacements where applicable.
When combined with Blender's Adaptive Subdivision, it uses much less resources for the same level of realism.
The Asphalt Road and Bitumen Road shaders
are not only extremely photorealistic,
they are optimized fully to be realtime.
You can switch between Eevee and
Cycles Render Engine and the shader switches
to the realtime or ray-traced version accordingly.
Apart from the roads, most shaders in the pack have realtime versions.
You can use them directly in Eevee or, for preview purposes before the final Cycles render.
ALL SHADERS CATALOGUE
So this is exactly what you get for $30.
Plus more shaders and features as they
get added in subsequent updates
BTW... Free updates forever!
Sand : Beach, Wet, Desert 01, Desert 02
Soil : Puddles, Rocky, Sandstone
Herringbone Old / New
Snow : Detailed, Plain, Rough
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I stand behind the quality of this product,
you will love to have it in your tool bag.