I’m building a cyberpunk/apocalyptic style map and I can’t seem to find a good way to make small assets seem corroded without using the ugly corroded metal material.
The corroded metal material in itself isn’t bad, it just doesn’t flow well enough with other metal materials (Metal and Diamond Plate) to make a whole asset out of.
Here’s an example:
I’ve done this type of thing in the past and just made certain parts of the asset seem corroded, but you can tell it doesn’t quite look right because the regular Metal material is too “perfect” so-to-speak and contrasts way too hard with the corroded metal.
The two things I’ve tried:
- Making the whole asset corroded metal looks really bad unless the entire area around it is some other “rough-looking” material (such as grass, slate, sand, etc.)
- Making the whole asset out of regular Metal looks too “clean” for a corroded feel
For now I’ve resigned to making the entire asset Metal and making really small whole pieces of it corroded metal (not like in the image), but that seems to be the closest I can get to a corroded look without it looking strange.