After some days of exploring ZBrush´s materials, I want to post some of the wood materials I tried to create. The idea came after I found out, how the very nice wood shader works, Sarabel posted here.
He or she used a tri-shader, which I expanded to a quad one. It took me quite a while, I never really tried to find out, how the different shaders of ZBrush work, and i cant say, I understand them now completely
But I got a sense during changing sliders for 3 days and saved the mat, when I thought it looks good.
<!--[attach=5335]sheet.jpg[/attach]--> You can have a closer look at the different materials here: [Material#1](http://img192.exs.cx/img192/529/naturalwood10lz.jpg) - [Material#2](http://img166.exs.cx/img166/7317/naturalwood20io.jpg) - [Material#3](http://img166.exs.cx/img166/383/naturalwood32kz.jpg) - [Material#4](http://img168.exs.cx/img168/7274/naturalwood46zg.jpg) - [Material#5](http://img168.exs.cx/img168/8387/naturalwood50mn.jpg)
I want to share the materials, but I have one problem: 2 of the materials are even with best compression far too big to upload them to ZBrush. (about 1mb). Since I have no webspace I would be glad if someone (maybe MTB? ) is able and willing to host tho whole file (6,6mb) including the 5 mats, the scene, the tree model and the light. I´m sorry for that aggravation!
For some information and explainations about some basic facts and how to adjust scaling and other modifications look at [post#14](http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showpost.php?p=188699&postcount=14), [post#19](http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showpost.php?p=188714&postcount=19), [post#20](http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showpost.php?p=188732&postcount=20).
And some very useful additions from Svengali in post#38.
Any opinions are very welcome! greetings froyd EDIT: Atwooki and MahlikusTheBlack were so kind to host the whole file, so many thanks to both of them! :D <span class="font2">mirror 1: [download](http://%0ahttp://www.custom3d.co.uk/wood/natural_wood.zip%0A) (thanks to Atwooki) mirror 2: [download](http://prymevalgraphics.com/ZB-Stuff/ZBC/Froyd-Wood-Materials.zip) (thanks to MTB) OR
I worked around the upload limitation by splitting it into several .rar files which i zipped again as single files (zbc only accepts .zip). Download all 10 files (below) and unzip them. After that unrar the .rar files and you get the folder with the materials. I´m sorry for the circumstances!nat_wood.part01.zip (487 KB)nat_wood.part02.zip (487 KB)nat_wood.part03.zip (485 KB)nat_wood.part04.zip (486 KB)nat_wood.part05.zip (488 KB)nat_wood.part06.zip (488 KB)nat_wood.part07.zip (488 KB)nat_wood.part08.zip (488 KB)nat_wood.part09.zip (488 KB)nat_wood.part10.zip (106 KB)