Create Your Own Displacement Map With C4D

Motion Designer Sean Dove Shows How to Create Shoelaces Using a Custom Made Displacement Map from Cinema 4D

Ther is no doubt that using displacements can add a lot of detail without actual modeling detail. But how do you get displacement maps for specific things, like the woven texture on a shoelace? Motion Artist Sean Dove says just to make it. You are in a 3D App anyway, so why not use a 3D scene as the basis for a displacement map.

“Ok, for a while now I’ve been trying to find a way to create a nice detailed shoelace to incorporate into typography within Cinema 4D,” says Dove. “So today I wanted to share with you guys a way I’ve found to achieve this while at the same time keeping the geometry reasonably low poly, so we don’t bog down our scene.”

Dove shows how you can create a customized displacement map using C4D by building and rendering a woven texture for the shoelaces.