Full-time residential builder, any spare time cad modeling and rendering. I make my own materials for rendering. I make my own maps, i.e. displacement. normal, diffuse, specular and ambient occlusion. The most important part of the render is to have good maps to render realistic materials. Also i can make a texture tile able. If you need good maps send me a message and i see what i can do. Even i can make a material by taking a picture of it and produce all the necessary maps.
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