How to Make Realistic Rust

"Imperfection is the digital perfection" --unknown

The CG world is so clean and artificial looking that you need to bring in the uglies of the real world to make it look real.

Stuff like dirt, grime, scratches and rust. All of which is covered in this tutorial :)

It took me a couple of weeks of experimenting, but I finally nailed down the perfect method for creating rust in blender (without any extra software)!

Final Image



If you enjoyed the tutorial, be sure to check out the Secrets of Realistic Texturing, or The Architecture Academy for an even more in-depth look at what makes up a realistic material.

Create something awesome using the tutorial? Post it in the comments!

Materials, TexturingAndrew Price