I have inserted CG pallets, not to be confused with palettes, into a number of shots. When a piece of exercise equipment I bought online was delivered on a pallet I thought that might be a good object to photoscan. The actual photogrammetry process was more work than usual. I had to be a lot more careful with the masking process and it took a little more post processing than normal. In the end though it was worth the extra work. I’m very happy the finished product and a quick look at turbosquid doesn’t really show anything comparable for a used beat up pallet.
Download a photogramically captured pallet model for free. This model includes a high resolution version, (about 100,000 faces) and a low resolution version (about 6,500 faces.) This model has been UV unwrapped and includes diffuse, occlusion, specular and roughness maps as well as displacement and tangent space normal maps.
This model includes a Maya ascii file, (the native format set up and ready to render,) with Arnold materials. It also includes .FBXs which should preserve the Arnold material and displacement set up across different platforms that support .FBXs and the venerable .OBJs that should work basically anywhere but you’ll probably have to set up the materials again on your own.
If you are getting strange results using the normal map be sure that your cg package is not applying a color space transform to the image. In other words, make sure the color space for the normal map is set to Raw.
Use this model in any way you see fit for either personal, academic or commercial projects. Credit is not required but it’s always nice! If you are going to give credit please do so like this:
Models provided by
Mighty North LLC
There are 2 restrictions to this license:
You cannot resell this model on its own or part of a package of models. You can give it to others provided you acknowledge where you downloaded it from (here).
You cannot sell a derivative work that is not substantially different than this model. I.E. You cannot sell prints of this model by itself. You can however sell derivative works that are substantially different wherein this model is a portion or even prominently featured. (Basically, just be cool. I’m pretty sure that is a legally defined term;)
If you end up using this and would like to share how you’ve used it, please do so! Leave a link in the comments below. Let me know what sort of models you’d like to see in the future and I’ll see what I can do.
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