Doug_N

"Big Block" Look in stucco.

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It has become somewhat of a fashion trend in my area for stucco work to take on the look of giant blocks.  

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What I am referring to is the look of the blocks around the arched entrance portico.  

 

Any suggestions for doing this?  Note that the edges of the blocks have bevels.

 

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The bevels would be difficult. 

 

However, you can use a small "Wall Material Region" (transparent material) with "Cuts Surface Layers" to get a fair approximation.  

 

Another option is to use one or more Molding Polylines with several moldings stacked to add the Blocks outside of the wall finish layer.

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2 minutes ago, rlackore said:

You can simulate the bevel with normal maps.

 

Robert, That looks good but Is there a way to make that work for the arch and keystone ?

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32 minutes ago, Chopsaw said:

 

Robert, That looks good but Is there a way to make that work for the arch and keystone ?

Sure, it can work for any situation if you're willing to create the necessary normal maps. Not easy, I agree, but possible.

 

EDIT: Maybe material regions (as Joe suggested) for the rustication joints with a normal map assigned to the material regions?

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2 hours ago, Joe_Carrick said:

The bevels would be difficult. 

 

However, you can use a small "Wall Material Region" (transparent material) with "Cuts Surface Layers" to get a fair approximation.  

 

Another option is to use one or more Molding Polylines with several moldings stacked to add the Blocks outside of the wall finish layer.

Joe, I'm curious, could a molding poly line, (to the desired shape) converted to a custom back splash, with an added molding (applied to the)  edge be any simpler? Wouldn't that forgo the need for normal maps and the extra work?

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Getting warmer, but not quite there.  Around the arch is the door casing with a round arch spec.  For some reason, the arch shows solder bricks.  Maybe because I textured it with the brick first.

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The hardiboard and then used the rainbow tool to adjust the pattern.  

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