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enter image description here Im curious If it's possible to create a fully procedural texture similar to this reference image using only material nodes

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    $\begingroup$ Designing a circuit board alone is already a complex task.Making it procedural (as 'making it with nodes') is almost impossible. However, it's possible to write a script that could make image textures like this, thought it won't be easy. $\endgroup$ – Secrop Feb 9 '19 at 6:29
  • $\begingroup$ I really wish this was within the scope of this site, it is a question I would love to see an answer to. Sadly it is waaaay too broad. $\endgroup$ – VRM Feb 23 '19 at 16:53
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It would be VERY DIFFICULT do do this procedurally in blender using cycles nodes. This could be done in Substance Designer without as much sweat, but that still might prove a challenge.

A free, easy tool to achieve this affect is JSplacment. This lightweight program excels at generating unique and customizable sci-fi patterns for use in CG programs, like blender.

To get started with JSplacment, you can download it here: https://windmillart.net/?p=jsplacement

A good tutorial for these patterns is this: https://youtu.be/ee59XU3fKFw (He uses C4D as his main 3D program, but the way you create them for use in Blender is identical)

I hope this helps!

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