Procedural Stippled Finish

You might have noticed the stippled finish in the background wall I used for my last scene. Stippled finish paint was very popular back in the eighties, so I created this material to get an old fashioned feel that would fit the vintage hardware portrayed in the scene.

For the creation of this material I relied solely on procedural textures, so I have decided to release it as part of my Surface Knowledge series of fully procedural materials. Now you can use it to get this look in your scenes:


As you can see in the screenshot below, the node setup is fairly simple compared to some of my other procedural materials:


And here is the .blend file so you can freely use this material in you project:

Tiling in this file is optimized for GPU rendering, so you might want to adjust tile sizes in the performance section if you are rendering on the CPU. The rendered output of the .blend file should look like this:


That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more Surface Knowledge. 😉

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  1. Extremadamente realista. Felicidades. Y gracias por la información. Seguro que es utilizada por mucha gente.

  2. It is extremely realistic. Congratulations.
    And thank you for the information. Sure that many people will use it. 😉

  3. Nice threat. Is it possible to detail out a bit what each of the nodes does for those who are not that familiar with it? I mean copying is not a problem, but it’s about to learn right? 🙂


      • I can imagine 🙂 I mean not the node editor in detail, but more why those nodes actually bring this results.

        Besides that, I’ll definitely play around with the rusty one. This one is awesome 😛

  4. Your work is just wonderful, and of course the idea behind it! All of the
    vour published skins are extremely realistic. I am sure that not only myself
    appreciate it and many will use it. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  6. Great Work!!

    I would like to see procedural watermelon, could you give a try to make it?

    many thanks!

  7. En estos momentos estoy viendo como aprovechar esto para usarlo en otros motores de render (de momento no uso Cycles, más adelante me adentraré, cuando aprenda más), en mi caso, Blender Render y Yafaray.

    Está muy realista, puedo comprobarlo de primera mano, ya que tengo una pared justo delante mío con gotelé del auténtico. Sólo he tenido que hacer un par de ajustes en el nodo “noise” para que se aproxime un poco más.

    Gracias por compartirlo. Un saludo.

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