Blender Displacement Modifier Tutorial

How to create a stone in Blender procedurally, using Displacement modifier? In this Blender displacement modifier tutorial, we’ll explore layering Displacement modifier to produce large, medium and small scale details on our rock. Also we’ll prove one more time, that everything is better with stalactites.

Blender Displacement Modifier Tips & Examples

Use Voronoi Procedural Texture for a large scale details.

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Voronoi procedural noise

Use Musgrave Noise for a medium scale details.

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Musgrave procedual noise

Use Weight Paint to control the Displacement

Red paint means full influence on the Displacement, and blue means zero influence. Don’t forget to click on checkbox in modifier settings.

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Displacement direction

To grow the stalactites, change the displacement direction to Y. See, everything is better with stalactites.

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Stalactites!

Fake light with Normal node

Use Normal nodes in your stone material to enhance (fake) the lighting on the edges and rough parts.

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Stone material in Cycles

Can’t wait to see your procedural creations!

p.s. Check out Kiril Viktorov’s feedback on quick tip about Particle Textures. Nice render!