Micropolygon Displacement Basics Part 1/2 – Blender Tutorial

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    Discover how to use the Micropolygon Displacement in Blender to create stunning landscapes, planets, sci-fi patterns, asteroids and much more!
    This is part 1/2 of the Micropolygon Displacement Basics tutorial from the free update to Space VFX video course.

    Download the Project Files (lite version)

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    This feature is also called Tessellation or Adaptive Subdivision

    terrain heightmaps blender world machine

    Heightmaps from the software like World Machine can be used with the micropolygon displacement to create landscapes

    subdivision rate and bump map

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    Follow these 3 steps to start using micropolygon displacement in Blender

    micropolygon displacement tutorial blender

    Micropolygon displacement is perfect for adding the surface details to exoplanets

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    Micropolygon displacement can be used with the procedural textures, like the Voronoi noise (or a simple Noise like in this example)

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    By tweaking the subdivision rate you can adjust the polygon count of your 3D model

    What’s in this Space VFX Update 1.1?

    1. Micropolygon Displacement Basics Part 1
    2. Micropolygon Displacement Basics Part 2
    3. Exoplanet: Zoom to the Surface

    If you have Space VFX you’ll get all the project files, textures and animations.

    micropolygon displacement tutorial

    The 1.1 update is free for everybody, but the Space VFX owners have access to all the project files

    What is Space VFX?

    After watching this 14+ hours video course you’ll be ready to create any space object in Blender. Quasars, gas giants, planets, black holes, asteroids and more.
    Aidy Burrows and Gleb Alexandrov, two Blender geeks joined forces to create this cosmic tutorial series.