I made this tool back in 2014 to quickly visually verify the quality of seamless texture on screen when I was working on architectural visualisaions at the time. It makes a difference using custom textures and material for 3D models and rendering in architecture both as visualisation and in the design process. In particular, custom textures of specific bricks as well as the kinds of materials in the context from photos and samples to visualise what we – as designers – specify and it helps to choose between different options.
There are challenges in making tileable textures from photos. For example, checking for bands of colour and repetitiveness when we repeat a texture over a large area before applying materials to a 3D model.
Later I discovered over the years the tool itself helped in other things beyond 3D modelling and texturing. Some examples includes:
- An online course on using ipad Procreate to draw seamless patterns
- AI image generation site Midjourney with seamless tiles, where Seamless texture checker is widely used to preview the results. See a video here by Olivio
- Making image patterns as background image for events website
- To check patterns before printing on fabric
- Fabric pattern design
I am glad that they find the Seamless Texture Checker useful!
Click here to try the Seamless Texture Checker.
It is also accessible as a plugin on photopea (a web-based online image editor). Search for Seamless Texture Checker under photopea > Window > Plugins > Other Plugins