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Detailed Stacked Suitcases Material With Houdini & Substance 3D

Niki Marinov revealed a new 3D material that essentially combines ten different materials into one.

Niki Marinov, an experienced Material Artist at Frontier Developments, continues to impress us with his incredible 3D materials by showcasing one more jaw-dropping setup. Driven by the desire to create a material that would include multiple different surfaces, the artist has created Stacked Suitcases, a highly detailed material that practically combines ten different projects into one, as each suitcase is essentially its own separate material.

According to Niki, the project enabled him to experiment and try out new techniques, such as the cobwebs and sticker generator. To set up the material, the creator leveraged such programs as Houdini, Substance 3D Painter, and Substance 3D Designer, as well as Marmoset Toolbag, which was used for rendering.

"For the presentation, I was inspired by my love for Fujifilm cameras where I tried to replicate some of the Fuji Film Simulations that I usually use," commented the author. "Wanted to capture that feel of photography where you photograph everyday objects and let the composition and colors speak instead of it being some complex scene."

If you would like to learn more about Niki's approach to material art, we highly recommend going through our 2021 interview with the artist, who explained the working process behind the Doom-inspired body pile material made in 3ds Max, Houdini, and Substance 3D.

Earlier this year, Niki also shared a comprehensive breakdown of the Leica Lens project, explaining how the maps for the asset were set up and discussing procedural modeling in Substance 3D Designer.

We highly encourage you to visit Niki's ArtStation page to check out more awesome projects. Also, don't forget to join our 80 Level Talent platform and our Telegram channel, follow us on InstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.

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