Thursday, 18 December 2014

Seamless Knitted Wool Textures 1024 x 1024 Pixels

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14 Seamless photorealistic knitted wool textures.
Textures tile on both axis and are sized 1024 x 1024 Pixels. Each texture is unique in design and not simply a recolour of the same texture. 

The 14 piece set is available with Commercial Licensing for just $4.04 from the TRU Textures website.

They are also available for licensed use within the Second Life platform and can be found on the SL Marketplace for 350 Linden Dollars - here 












Friday, 12 December 2014

Tiling Medieval Stone Materials Textures Diffuse Normal Specular Maps - Game Textures























Two new stone texture sets each including one seamless Diffuse, Normal and Specular map sized 1024 x 1024 Pixels.

Available with commercial licensing from the TRU Textures website for $1.73 each set.

Also available for use strictly within the Second Life platform and available from the SL Marketplace for 150 Linden Dollars per set, here and here

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Material Texture Maps Diffuse Normal Specular Renders Game Textures





















Three Map Material sets available with commercial licensing from the TRU Textures website for $1.73 per set.

Also available for use solely within the Second Life platform and available from the Second Life Marketplace for 150 Linden Dollars per set at the following links:

Stone Cobble 
Slate Tile 
Terracotta Tile 
Welsh Stone 
Worn Red Ceramic Tile 
Rough Cottage Stone 






Saturday, 6 December 2014

Texture Materials Mossy Stone Cobble - Natural Stone Slate Texture Sets Includes Diffuse Normal Specular Maps

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Seamless natural stone/slate texture set which includes one Diffuse and Normal map. Sized 1024 x 1024 Pixel resolution. 

Also, a seamless mossy ground cobble texture set which includes one seamless Diffuse, Normal and Specular map and again, sized at 1024 x 1024 Pixels. 

Both can be purchased with commercial licensing for $1.73 from the TRU Textures website.

They are also available from the SL Marketplace for 150 Linden Dollars per set and licensed for use solely within the Second Life Platform, here and here. 

Friday, 5 December 2014

English Cottage Stone Material Maps - Diffuse Normal & Specular





















NEW* English cottage stone material maps set. 
Includes one seamless Diffuse, Normal and Specular map, sized 1024 x 1024 Pixel Resolution and tiles on both axis.

Available with Commercial Use licensing from the TRU Textures website for $1.73

Also available for use solely within the Second Life platform for 150 Linden Dollars and can be found here 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Auto FX Dreamsuite Review - Buyer Beware

I purchased the Dreamsuite Bundle Photoshop Plugins from autoFx.com years ago for $399 and initially it worked fine.

Then I switched to a MAC computer from a Windows and so I download the MAC version which did not work and sat on my desk top for a further two years.

Eventually, I contacted the company about 5 times and was ignored for 4 weeks.
I was so frustrated with the lack of support and the money I felt I had lost to this company,  that I wrote a blog post much along the same lines as this one.

About a week later the CEO emailed me explaining they had recently had a change of management and apologized for the lack of customer support.
He was very nice and did all he could to resolve my incompatibility issues and I was delighted to be able to once again use the software I paid for.

Some months later, my Operating System was upgraded which is a fairly common occurrence with any computer regardless of whether it's a Windows or a Mac computer. 
Once again the plugin failed to work.

I wrote to the Auto FX customer & technical support again but this time the reply was not so helpful.
In fact, I would go as far as to say the person who replied was quite rude and abrupt.

I was "reminded" of how much help I had already received previously and told I would have to pay a further $299 to upgrade my software in order for it to work on my computer as the version I owned and had paid $399 for was now considered "legacy" and was no longer supported by the company.

So, the bottom line is this; This plug in series would end up costing me $698 to work, the initial $399 and then a further $299 just to make it work again.

How many further 'upgrades' and associated hefty fees would I need to pay when my computers operating system was upgraded in the future?

I understand being charged for optional upgrades for software which has been improved or had added features applied to it, but I resent and refuse to pay hundreds of dollars just to be able to continue using software I have already paid hundreds of dollars for!

I made an assumption that the plugin would always work, that the $399 I paid to AutoFX.com gave me a license to use that software for as long as I needed it.

There certainly was no information or TOS explaining that I would need to pay further fees if the software became incompatible with my computers current operating system. 

I own thousands of dollars worth of licensed plugins and graphic software on my computer and to date, have only encountered this issue with AutoFX.com

Do all graphic software companies do this? In my experience, that depends.

For example, I own Filter Forge 4 Professional, Perfect Photo Suite, Substance Designer, Bitmap2Material and others and yes, some of these companies do charge a small fee (Approx $80) when they add additional features to their software.
However, I can continue to use the older version and it continues to be supported technically by the company.

My Filter Forge is updated all the time as they fix bugs and improve performance and its done with no charge and the same applies to Perfect Photo Suite.
Both of which I owned when I was on Windows OS and moved to a MAC OS and neither company charged me to download a compatible version. 

Personally, I think it's immoral to take hundreds of dollars from people for a piece of software and then demand almost the same amount again just to allow them to continue using what they had paid for, regardless of how long ago that was.

$399 is a lot of money by most peoples standards and as it happens for me, I had about 12 months use of that expensive plugin.

This morning I downloaded the free demo of their DreamSuite plugin just to see whether it was worth paying the additional fee to "upgrade" 
It installed fine and shows in my Photoshop CS6 Filters list but nothing happens when I select it.

It seems I am not alone. 
I looked for other independent reviews for this company and other than the promotional websites, I found this review on Amazon:

"I had a membership in 2007 and tried the plugins and other apps extensively. Found a great many of them amateurish and graphically outdated. Look at forum discussions to determine if this will even work for you. There are many indications that the software only works on certain Mac operating systems.  I didn't have trouble with mine at the time because I still had a laptop with XP.
Read the search engine comments about this software. Difficulty in getting various Adobe Photoshop versions to work with certain plugins and effects"

So in closing and based on my experience, AutoFX.com customer support is terrible, the software reliability is sketchy at best and the company ethics for paying customers is appalling.






Saturday, 27 September 2014

TRU Textures Says Goodbye to it's in world store sim in Second Life.



























It has been a difficult decision but over the last six months the amount of traffic (Shoppers) visiting the in world store in Second Life has dwindled to perhaps a hand full a day.

Shopping for textures "In world" has always been a laggy, time consuming affair but with the trend of Second Life shopping in general leaning ever more towards the Second Life Marketplace,  we eventually decided to let go of the sim which we have had since 2008.

We still do have an in-world store which we are currently still setting up. 

The smaller store will contain one search terminal which can be used to search our website database for textures by using key words or by typing the set ID number displayed in the title of texture sets on our website.
The search terminal can rez a temporary vendor and then you simply browse and/or purchase from it just like any standard texture vendor.

There is a 2 minute video tutorial here which demonstrates how to navigate our website and purchase from within Second Life. 

We will also have perhaps 100 vendors on display of the most recent and most popular texture sets. 

In addition to the above,  I am manually working through the 3000 products we have on display on the TRU Textures Universal SL Marketplace 

I am updating the main display image, adding key words (As they have not had any for 3 years since we added them) putting each texture set into the correct sub category and also reducing the price of sets that are several years old and have a lower pixel resolution which was considered acceptable at the time of creation.

This will also reflect on the TRU Textures website, so there will be hundreds if not thousands of product price reductions to watch out for over the next few months.

Quality control and administration of the vast texture library TRU has built over the years has been long overdue and whilst it will take me perhaps three months to complete, I hope the effort will be worth it.

It takes me away from what I love doing the most and that's creating new textures and 3D Materials.
But browsing through the collections I made over the years has turned out to be quite inspiring as I look at my work through more experienced eyes.








Thursday, 28 August 2014

Seamless Game Textures Materials Diffuse Specular Normal Maps

Varnished Beech Wood Materials 


Varnished Wood Materials 

Medieval Ornate Ceiling Tile Materials

Varnished Red Oak Wood Materials.

Animal Fur Material Maps 

Animal Fur Material Maps 

Rattan Weave Material Maps









Varnished Pine Materials Set. 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Stained Glass Textures Tiffany Glass Material Maps Diffuse Normal Specular Materials Game Textures.

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Seamless Tiffany Stained Glass Textures.

Three map material sets include one seamless Diffuse, (Semi Transparent) Normal and Specular map. 1024 x 1024 Pixels.





















Available with commercial licensing from the TRU Textures website for $2.30 per material set. 

Also available for use solely within the Second Life platform from the SL Marketplace for 200 Linden Dollars.
 

Game Textures Stained Glass Tiffany Glass Material Textures Diffuse Normal Specular






















Stained Glass Tiffany Glass Material Texture Map Sets.
Includes one seamless Diffuse, Normal and Specular Map. 1024 x 1024 Pixels. (Semi Transparent)

Commercially Licensed and available from the TRU Textures website for $2.30 each three map set.  

Also available for use solely within the Second Life platform and found on the SL Marketplace for 200 Linden Dollars.
 




Seamless Fur Textures Material Maps Game Textures Diffuse Specular Normal Maps





















Real Animal Fur Texture Materials.

Three piece texture sets which include seamless Diffuse, Normal and Specular Maps.  
Seamless on both axis and sized 1024 x 1024 Pixels.

Commercially licensed and available from the TRU Textures website for $1.73 each set. 

As always, they are available for use solely within the Second Life platform and found on the SL Marketplace for 150 Linden Dollars per set. 



Thursday, 21 August 2014

Game Texture Material Maps Ceramic Tile Textures Normal Specular Diffuse Commercial Use

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Various shades of Modern Ceramic Tiling Materials Texture Maps Diffuse Normal Specular. Seamless. 1024 x 1024 Pixels.
$1.73 from the TRU Textures website.  

Also available for use solely within the Second Life platform from the SL Marketplace for 100 Linden Dollars per three texture set.
 








Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Game Textures Seamless Textures Material Maps Fur Basket Weave Granite Marble Normal Specular Maps Commercial Use



















 

Texture Material Map Sets. Includes Seamless Diffuse, Normal and Specular Maps.
1024 x 1024 Pixels. $1.73

Commercially Licensed and available from the TRU Textures website 





















Also available for use solely within the Second Life platform from the SL Marketplace for 150 - 200 Linden Dollars per three map set.
Fur
Marble
Basket Weave


Monday, 18 August 2014

Seamless Tiling Granite Marble Textures Material Maps Diffuse Normal Specular Commercial Use.

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Two three piece texture sets of Photo-realistic Granite Marble 3D material maps.

Each set includes one Seamless Diffuse, Normal and Specular map.
Sized 1024 x 1024 Pixels. $1.73 (Commercially Licensed) and available from the TRU Textures website (Under the 3D Materials category tab

Also available for use solely within the Second Life platform for 200 Linden Dollars per set and found on the SL Marketplace both here and here.