I am very impressed! It is easy to see you are on your way to a well-deserved wonderful future.
An absolutely great read, thank you for this. Really lays a foundation on how to go about the learning process.
Hi Matthew and Mr VFX, I’m currently researching this topic of decomposing images into shading and reflectance layers. I would love to learn about what you are trying to use this for to learn more about applications for this technology.
Daniel Swing has presented his new complex material created in Substance Designer and rendered in Marmoset Toolbag 3. It is a nice example of a high-quality substance with several levels, and wear and tear effects.
The artist has also shared some screenshots of the graph with brief explanations. These can help you create your own sewer drain substance.
You can ask Daniel for additional screenshots of the graph if you’re wondering how he did something.