I want to create a wooden facade like this, with many elements, too many for each one to be created manually. I am wondering how to automate the "distortion" of the mesh when I array them, and also how to make this distortion look like wood. Also, do you have any texturing tips that would make it hyper-realistic?

The facade][1]

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ You can follow any tut for wooden floor youtube.com/watch?v=ikNnhaPGjiI that seems to me as similar technique $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:31
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Hello, (not the down voter) but I think this kind of question is not really suited for this site. Hyper realistic is really opinion based. For instance I don't consider your example to be hyper realistic, in reality the pieces of wood forming the house's plating wouldn't have the same length. I don't think the knots in the wood suit the width of the wood pieces. I'd expect this kind of wood pieces to deform along their longest axis, here they are almost perfectly straight. Unless coated in dye they would also accumulate moss on the top part and along the ground, etc. $\endgroup$
    – Gorgious
    Apr 30, 2021 at 9:09
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ My point is photorealism can't be achieved with one single technique. You must break down every part of your model and place it in reality, see how it would interact with the other elements, with the environment, with time, with light, with wild animals, whatever. It's a never ending process of refining progressively smaller details $\endgroup$
    – Gorgious
    Apr 30, 2021 at 9:10
  • $\begingroup$ what's that thing on the roof though? If that is a real photo I'd rather stay away of that place $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    May 1, 2021 at 15:50

2 Answers 2


The distortion for the wooden planks/Bamboo poles you can create with a Displacement modifier with very low strength (0.005267). Add it after the Array modifier. Use a Musgrave texture with low size=0.03, type fBM. This gives you something like this:

enter image description here

You need a better wood shader than in this example so that the poles/planks don't look like "toothpicks".


I'm away from my desktop, so I can't provide example screenshots, but assuming you have a high enough resolution copy, have you considered using your picture as the texture, and doing displacement mapping based on the light and darkness in the part of the image with the wood? It's the "lazy" solution, but also one which lets you build this quickly, and with inherently realistic textures since you're using the actual textures.


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .