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    Rendering Materials

    Anybody know where to find some decent rendering materials?

    My boss is not an architect, designer, drawer and doesn't realize you can't just pull a picture from anywhere and use it in a render . And nobody really likes the standard handful of exterior cladding materials Revit offers. What I need most is brick and stone.

    I've gone to vendors websites and took their pictures of a couple of our standard bricks and photoshopped them enough to pass in a render, but still not great. This is nearly impossible to do with stone - at least with the time and patience I have.

    Anything will help.

    Thanks.

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    For brick, I use Acme Bricks Masonry Designer. It's actually pretty sweet. You can choose any brick out of any plant, choose your mortar color, choose how it's stacked, and it creates an image for you. You can even go back with another brick type and choose a single brick to change to the new type. So, you can make patterns and stuff. Then, you can save the image out to file as a jpg, bmp, or whatever. You can also do split face block with it.

    For stone, I use Stonecad 5. It's manufactured stone, not quarry, and it's limited. But, it does the job fairly well. Both are free, but you have to register to make Stonecad work. I've never received an email or advertisement from them, though.
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    I'm glad you reposted those, Chad. My IT guy has those sites blocked at work, but I'll need them at the house. Dumb question, but just to make sure...those sites are safe, right?

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    I've never had any issues with them. Why would they be blocked? CGTextures doesn't even have ads on it

    p.s. l2proxy

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    EVERYTHING is blocked. I'm surprised I'm allowed to get in here.

    I know nothing of proxy's or how to use them. Is there a download involved?
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    you can configure your browser to work through a proxy or you can use a VPN to connect to a network.

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    CGTextures is amazing.

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    Thanks everybody.

    StoneCad is what I needed. You're right, it's somewhat limited and not the greatest stuff I've seen, but 10000% better than what I've been able to come up with trying to steal from a vendor's website and photoshop it to work for me - and much more efficient too.

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