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Thread: Quixel Mixer for PBR texturing?

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    Default Quixel Mixer for PBR texturing?

    Hello.
    Since I don't want to pay for substance, I found this free 3d texturing software called Quixel Mixer. Does anyone have experience with this software and would be able to give me a tutorial on how to texture Trainz meshes using this?
    Thanks,

    JBVector

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    Hi Dundun92
    I have used Mixer for a few assets, and a number of ground textures (it is fantastic for ground texture generation, and for doing 'terrain textures' on 3D models!).

    You can only currently do 1 texture at a time in it (ie the mesh cannot have more than 1 texture), so you will need to either UV map the asset to use just 1 texture, or do each texture as a separate export to quixel.

    For the maps, you would configure them something like this:

    mixer-maps-1.JPG

    mixer-maps-2.JPG

    For ground textures, you would configure the normals map like so:
    mixer-maps-3.JPG

    The results are pretty good, but you really want to build up a collection of 'grunge' type textures that you can overlay onto your paints/etc to get the most from it. Unfortunately unless you can create a good selection of these yourself, you are probably going to need a subscription for Megascans. Mind you, there's some absolutely fantastic textures on there! (let alone the scanned 3D assets)

    Regards
    Zec

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    Thanks. I'll give it a try!

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    There are tons of tutorials for Mixer on Youtube.

    William

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