LYON’S IN LOCKDOWN
Burton’s Biscuits Ltd
The recent Corona-virus attack has brought so much devastation to the world. It has changed the way we carry out our work, interact with loved ones, and even how we shop for food! It was when I had to navigate the supermarket aisles trying my best to enforce the 2 metre rule with a trolley full of goodies, the Lyon’s range caught my eye – a blast from the past from when Burton’s re-designed the range back in 2011!
I heard so many people complaining of boredom, unhappy with the new ‘norm’, I was determined to try and make good of the seemingly never ending lock-down, be pro-active and learn something new!
I didn’t even finish unpacking my shopping before I fired up Cinema4D, got my Redshift Render View on the go and started to explore the dreaded world of Normal Maps! Having avoided them for 3 years, I opened Pandora’s box, but so glad I did…
The instant render updates using Redshift, means I have been able to fully exploit Normal Maps, being able to simulate texture, looks and bumps, using an image only, without filling up my scene with unnecessary geometry! Using RGB channels of an image to correspond with the X, Y, and Z height map coordinates has left my mind blown, and has changed the way I will approach every packaging model I create in going forward.
If you are a Visualiser and like me you keep putting off clicking on the Normal section of your materials, please do, it will change your life forever, and I am sure your clients will thank you for it!
So I guess, whilst Lockdown has been horrible, try and take the positives from it. How have you capitalised on your lock down?