I’m quite new to blender and I’d like to model some attachable camouflage like the one shown in this picture on to a vehicle. enter image description here

Ideally I’d like it to be made from one mesh over the vehicle. In my head it is essentially a tea cosy for a tank.

Could anyone advise me on how to model it?

I will be using a cycles render engine

Edit: given some of the comments, I thought I'd add another picture that shows the 'tea cosy' after some wear and tear. It is close fitting, 'leafy' fabric camouflage that is attached to a tank.

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  • $\begingroup$ is your computer strong enough to deal with particles / hair? $\endgroup$ – moonboots Jun 26 at 9:31
  • $\begingroup$ Why not just use a bump map or, if you must, a displacement map, and simply pretend that the camouflage material is a separate piece? Do you have an animation planned where this material needs to be visibly removed? $\endgroup$ – R-800 Jun 26 at 11:22

Edit: So as Batfinger says I missed the coat thing, so it should probably be done with hair particles on a cloth, I'll try to rework my answer.

The first thing that comes to mind is to use a Particle System > Hair, with a leaf as object. Here is what it could give, with the Particle System settings: In Render, choose Render As > Object, and for Instance Object > choose the leaf object.

Give your leaf the same material as the tank hull, on the bottom of the Texture Coordinate node, don't forget to choose Object > Tank so that the leaves will take the color of the area where they are emitted.

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  • $\begingroup$ Would you make a netting object eg for body camo netting select faces, dupe faces, separate, extrude skirts (make cloth maybe) and add to that or just camo the tank material? $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Jun 26 at 13:45
  • $\begingroup$ not sure what you mean, it doesn't look like a net, it rather looks like leaves sticked to the tank surface, no? $\endgroup$ – moonboots Jun 26 at 13:51
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah Sorry On close inspection it does look painted stuck on as you say. Often this stuff is an elastic netting warisboring.com/… When looking at google images this popped up which is IMO is some pretty cool ol school modelling team-yankee.com/Default.aspx?tabid=909&art_id=5269 $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Jun 26 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ oh ok an elastic net makes sense, so I guess it could be done with the new pressure thing in the 2.8 cloth $\endgroup$ – moonboots Jun 26 at 14:03
  • $\begingroup$ lol too busy looking at the tank .. on question re-read " In my head it is essentially a tea cosy for a tank." $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Jun 26 at 14:05

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