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Simplest Chainmaille

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Author: jffe

Filter Details

  • Editor's Pick
  • Downloads: 3981
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2008
  • Usage Rank: High
  • Comments (13)


Simplest Chainmaille is a *very fast* rendering filter that creates a 4X chainmaille design. The controls are pretty self explanatory, and there are 20 presets included. Note - This filter uses the same basic offset tile and profgrad technique as Constantin Malkov's well known 'Chain Mail' filter. I figured out how to do a simpler 4X design before he updated his to also do that look, and mine is 2% different, so it may still be worthwhile to some users. But really, Constantin did chainmaille first with FF and the credit for 51%+ of this filter goes to him without a doubt. Note : Updated version changes = Changed the 'Low' control to read 'Ring Color', and removed the Height input threshold to correct the normal maps (thanks to Crapa for that suggestion).


chainmaille, chainmail, chain mail, chain, armor, suit, sword fighting, dungeons and dragons, LOTTR, whatever etc.


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Filter Controls

  • Ring Color
  • Round - Square
  • Surface: Shiny-Dull
  • Over-Under Invert