Dead Coral Material Study

A material study created 100% procedurally in Substance Designer. Rendered with Marmoset Toolbag.

Almost 2 weeks (or three?) in the making and survived some late-night struggles with the graphs, but I'm finally happy with how this turned out.

Thanks to my wife and my sister for their constructive critique.

Also a huge thanks to these artists for their tips and advice:

- Gil Cornut (https://www.artstation.com/gilcornut)
- Wes McDermott (https://www.artstation.com/wesmcdermott)
- Nikola Damjanov (https://www.artstation.com/nikoladamjanov)
- Mateusz Wielgus (https://www.artstation.com/mateusz_wielgus)
- Luc Chamerlat (https://www.artstation.com/chamerlat)
- Sergey Isaev (https://www.artstation.com/sergey_isaev)

High five to Gabriel Ion for sending me that final reference that I finally ended up utilizing a lot. :)

Substance Designer Graph Screenshot

Substance Designer Graph Screenshot

some of the texture maps used for this material

some of the texture maps used for this material

reference photos

reference photos

render progression GIF

render progression GIF