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Texture Tools


The purpose of this page is to increase awareness of resources that'll help you texture better in Mobius Grid. Texturing is a fundamental part of a building skillset, as evidenced when you put that freaking plywood texture on everything.

This list includes but isn't limited to: programs, tutorials, and packs of textures themselves. Please share what you've found useful — keep the list up-to-date and formatted neatly!

Texture-making programs

  • Gimp (Free Software/Open Source) - The Gimp, or GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages and is available for Linux, Mac OSX, Unix and Windows. Powerful, with many tutorials on the web - great links for the main site. Best bang for the buck.
  • Photoshop CC (professional photography editor, free trial available otherwise $29.99 a month) - Photoshop is a professional photo editing system that photographers use. Although it is highly expensive, it is completely worth the extra dollars you need to fork out to purchase it. With its superb tools, such as dodge and burn which creates highlights and shadows, it's brilliant for creating textures for clothes too. Expensive, but worth it.
  • Context Free (Free Software/Open Source, Windows and Mac and *nix) - An elegant, refreshing program to mathematically generate art — see the gallery for many examples. Starting with the 2.1, you can specify tiled rendering. Even if you don't know programming languages, it's very easy to get into Context Free by changing a few numbers around, then learn more.
  • Paint.NET (Free Software/Open Source, Windows only) - Paint.NET is free image editing and photo manipulation software. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

Texture utilities

Here's some stuff you may never have heard of; I hope it'll make texturing for Mobius Grid easier!

Texture tutorials

Texture packs and libraries


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