View Full Version : Odd Pattern in Ultra Ballast?

July 8th, 2011, 06:32 AM
There is an odd pattern of clown like figures in Ultra ballast textures as shown below. My system could be infected with a circus of seasons past. Or, is there some other purpose for these figures?

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July 8th, 2011, 12:18 PM
Hi Dick,

Those are called moire patterns and are caused by repeated patterns in the texture. You see them on printed works when the half-tone screen angles aren't rotated properly.

Try changing the scale of the texture up or down and rotating the texture differently unless there's a set direction, like north-south that should be used.


July 8th, 2011, 02:40 PM
Looks a lot like a gray faux tweed blazer I had in my college days. :hehe:


July 8th, 2011, 08:02 PM
If you hold down ] while applying your textures, you will see the direction "compass" in the texture area start spinning: As you apply the textures while holding it, they will not all fall in the same direction.

July 8th, 2011, 08:50 PM
It's actually a Rorschach test. Anyone seeing clowns is showing significant elevations on the index of perceptual thinking disorder, depression, hyper-vigilance, persistent stress overload and an unnatural attraction to ballast.

July 8th, 2011, 09:19 PM
I've tried making my own ground textures, but I always end up with weird patterns too.



July 9th, 2011, 02:19 AM
All Iím seeing is Yogi bear, wearing that stupid hat.


July 11th, 2011, 12:27 AM
It kinda looks like a demon, just saying. Anyway, when you lay textures, constantly rotate them with "[" and "]"