Random color texture

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Random color is a texture that can be used to add variation to your instanced models and create unique effects such as grass, bushes, trees, wooden floor and more.

Example: Adding variation to grass

Let’s assume that we have a grass patch in our scene and the diffuse channel contains the basic texture of the grass blade.

  • Open the Thea material editor
  • Select the material of the grass proxy model
  • Click on the diffuse channel to open the side panel.
  • Click on the hamburger icon and select ‘Mix with …’ and select ‘Random Color’
  • Change the blending mode from multiply (*) to add (+) by clicking on the asterisk icon
  • Adjust the layer weight of the random color texture to your liking