Type of Program: Graphics Editor
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/2000/ME
Company/Authors Name: R.S.E - Tobias Reichert
Just about any place you look you will see some type of
textures. Whether it is on the Web, in a game or in real life. Our world around
us is made up of textures. Now, creating those textures can be another thing and
especially getting them to be seamless! Texture Maker is what you will need if
you want to make them (the textures), and if you really want them to be unique
Texture Maker may be simple by name but it can generate an endless amount of any
type of textures you desire. Normally when you create a texture you might have
to use some overly expensive program that was never intended to do this task.
With Texture Maker you can create the texture as simple as you 'd like or get as
complex as you'd like. Texture Maker allows you to not only be able to make the
texture but also makes them seamless!
So where would you need textures or why would you need Texture Maker? Just look
around the Web and you'll see them just about everywhere. Those backgrounds you
see are textures, those backgrounds within tables are textures, many of those 3D
models have been textured, and, well, you get it by now. If you want you could
buy "packs" of textures in some sort of CD bundle. But why bother when you can
create them yourself? I mean, that's half the fun isn't it? With Texture Maker
you can start with an empty texture and start adding any of the numerous
predefined scripts in order to design your texture. You could also take your
favorite image, grab a section of that image and create a texture.
Although Texture Maker does come with many predefined scripts, don't let those
stop you from creating your own. Once you've become familiar with Texture Maker
enough you can, if desired start creating your very own. Scripts in Texture
Maker can be thought of as a "shortcut or macro." In reality they are functions.
So instead of making several clicks when adding embossing, seams, gradients,
etc. just issue a script and it's done! At first glance in looking at the
Scripts I thought it was rather complicated. But after working with Texture
Maker for a few days I soon found that making my own Scripts was fairly easy.
You see, when you create textures in Texture Maker you simply click on the many
various functions, which in and by themselves are Scripts. So after you've made
several textures by clicking on these functions you will soon see how you can
create your own Scripts for use later. Scripts can be complete sequences that
make up any type of texture where you can use them over and over again.
If you don't want to use the Scripts feel free to use the many other editor
tools at your command. Tools such as the gradient squares where you can draw any
amount of squares. Try the freehand pen to see some very unique designs or the
sprite tool. Many of the tools allow you to set the color, alpha channels,
opacity maps and more! You'll soon see the many great features in Texture Maker
once you start using it and wonder how you ever got along without it, especially
if you design 3D models or Web pages!
So the next time you really want to design some fantastic looking textures
Texture Maker deserves a good look. Instead of scouring the Web for textures or
purchasing textures, Texture Maker gives you all the control you'll need to make
your own! The interface is really great to work within, everything is easy to
get to when designing textures, and support is great. Bottom line: I really
recommend Texture Maker if you work with Web pages or 3D models!
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Robert Hall
Purchases can be made online from their Web site.