I've made this request before but since it hasn't happened, I want to revisit it, but also with some specific suggestions to the approach to how to make it happen. I know for a fact that other people who do larger environments and architectural renderings would be incredibly appreciative.
I love the product and have used it on dozens of projects but the problem remains regarding stone floors, pavement, grass and roads: The tile sizes are much too small and though they are technically seamless, the "repeat" effect is obvious if the camera is pulled back 20 meters or more. For any sort of architectural rendering where the perspective is looking down even a little this is especially pronounced.
A parking lot: Why not have an asset where twelve individual scans of 10 meter X 10 meter sections fit together? This would be similar to some of the rock cliff faces you did of a Nordic landscape which are very large sections and not seamless in the usual sense. You could set up a drone to scan sections straight down and then set it up by simple tiles by row and column like 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 1B, etc.
Something similar could be done for a longer stretch of a road. The scanned sections could be broken down into sections 10 meters across (2 lanes plus shoulders) X 30 meters long with 10 sections that connect. This would give us a unique and non-tiled looking length equivalent to a city block!
These approaches could be applied to other things like a stone plaza, a grassy lawn, a tiled marble floor... Your marble scans are beautiful, but only works if the perspective is from eye-level. Has anyone tried using them if the camera is looking down at the flooring? It immediately is apparent that it's a repeating series of identical tiles.
Thanks again for an otherwise great resource!
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