Filter Forge Carpet

Something a little different to post this time. As I have said before, I got into making patterns to use as textures in 3-D scenes for architectural visualisation. One of the problems was finding suitable material for fabrics, wood and walls and, of course, carpets and other floor coverings like tiles and lino.

This carpet is created with Filter Forge and uses the excellent European Carpet filter created by Speeder to produce an excellent and realistic looking carpet. Of course, I created several different colours and no doubt I will create more for various projects. This particular colour, however, looked the best in this room.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff502 As Wallpaper

This is a very simple and straightforward pattern and so it seemed pointless producing a separate swatch when you can easily see the elements of the design.

This is, of course, mid-century influenced, taking its cue from the 1970s in the United Kingdom and using colours taken from the colours that would have been available at that time.

The room is my old wallpaper set which is probably one of the first sets that I ever created. Here, the wall covering looks pleasant and unremarkable and is intended for use on just one wall. The idea is simply to create a little interest and to provide some decoration to what would otherwise be a dull and uninspiring interior wall. This does, of course, fulfil some of my expectations for Belle Epoque 2.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff501 Paper And Fabric

Predictably, I was unable to make my mind up whether to go with the paper or with the use of fabric and so I decided to show you both and let you decide for yourself.

Actually, having said that, it is not entirely true because usually when I make patterns, I make them for a specific purpose although just lately I have been experimenting more with the final product.

I have to say that out of all of the images I prefer the look of this pattern as paper although other people have said that they like the design as curtain material. In the end, of course, it matters little since the patterns will not be made into either paper or fabric but it is an interesting exercise.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Three Floor Standing Large Jars

One thing I am conscious of doing, or rather not doing, is to spend more time on 3-D creation of interior scenes rather than spending a lot of time in creating patterns.

Many people will know that I began my interest in making surface patterns by creating textures for 3-D interiors when I was unable to find them on the internet. Just lately, I seem to have been spending more time in creating patterns, something that I admit to being obsessed with, and less time in creating three-dimensional interiors.

Since this is not the job, it is a hobby, I can please myself what I do and I have decided to try and spend a little more times going back to where I started which is creating interiors. Obviously, textures plays an important part and I will still have to create a lot of new textures for wall-coverings and soft furnishings and the like although I am hoping to try and balance my interests are little more accurately.

I have spent the last few days going through my stock of elements and perhaps spending time making them look a little more realistic. But I have been making new elements also and these three floor standing storage jars will go into my stock and hopefully be used very shortly.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff492 Cushions

I do like making patterns for cushions but, of course, to comply with my ideas of Belle Epoque 2 the pattern should be small-scale and with a fast repeat. That criteria fits this pattern perfectly except for one thing.

Having tried that on this cushion I discovered to my surprise that the pattern looked a little lost and out of touch. Yet at a larger scale, filling the whole cushion, it looked so much better, or at least it did for me. I suppose sometimes it works that way.

This set is part of a hotel room set that I created sometime back although now I could equally say that it was a sofa in front of the main window in an apartment building. For those that need to know, the set was created in Cinema 4D and the same program was used for the render.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff485 And Aff486 As Gift Bags

Both of these patterns, which I have already shown, are very well suited, I believe, for use as wrapping paper since they are bright, bold and comply with my ideas of Belle Epoque 2.

Wrapping paper is, to be honest, not very exciting and so I decided to show the designs as they would appear if the paper were used to create gift bags. To do this, I have modified my gift bag set to include a second bag and the image above shows the two bags, one with each of the papers.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff482 Carpet

If you refer back a couple of posts you will see that aff482 was a simple pattern in black-and-white. This is a restyle of that pattern but this time the colouring has changed in order to produce a carpet pattern.

I have kept with mid-century colours and this time the background is now regal red and the motif is in the lovely poppy red. Changing the colour normally changes the look of the design and this now appears to be quite different. I decided on a carpet and I thought immediately that this would look good on the hall and stairs in a traditional United Kingdom house. The set is therefore part of a set I created a long time ago and represents the hallway of a very normal two-storey house with another hall at the end off to a lounge and, out of sight, a doorway off to the left giving access to the study.

The pattern is intended to show off a long length of carpet and, of course, this makes it ideally suited to a long hallway and the run up a straight staircase. The scale is quite large in order to show off the pattern and to give the stairs some dimension.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.