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Benjamins

I had money on my mind, so I decided to become rich overnight! The idea of a money material intrigued me, and led to the curious discovery of US currency being mostly Public Domain under certain legal guidelines. It was fairly simple to make but that doesn't mean it wasn't fun as well. I was able to gain some more experience with warps and the tile sampler, along with manipulating imported bitmaps. Overall, it turned out really nice and is real fun to mess around with.

4K material rendered in Iray on a sphere and cylinder mesh, with background added in Photoshop.

4K material rendered in Iray on a sphere and cylinder mesh, with background added in Photoshop.

Messy "Pile" of $100 Bills

Messy "Pile" of $100 Bills

Neat Freshly Printed Sheet

Neat Freshly Printed Sheet

Images of front and back of US $100 bill used as bitmaps to generate the textures.

Images of front and back of US $100 bill used as bitmaps to generate the textures.

Albedo, Roughness, Normal, Metalness, Height, and Ambient Occlusion maps

Albedo, Roughness, Normal, Metalness, Height, and Ambient Occlusion maps

Large focus on paramaterization for this material. Almost any aspect worth changing for the bills was exposed, and used to generate the two variants above.

Large focus on paramaterization for this material. Almost any aspect worth changing for the bills was exposed, and used to generate the two variants above.

Bitmaps were used both for color and as masks for scattering. Some color grading was necessary to get the images consistent with each other.

Bitmaps were used both for color and as masks for scattering. Some color grading was necessary to get the images consistent with each other.

4 unique wrinkle variations were made, two for each side. This was primarily accomplished using the multi-directional warp grayscale node and a few crease noises.

4 unique wrinkle variations were made, two for each side. This was primarily accomplished using the multi-directional warp grayscale node and a few crease noises.