Soil Quasi Bricks
Comparison shot with the reference

Comparison shot with the reference

Base colour, normal, roughness, AO, height

Base colour, normal, roughness, AO, height

Generating the shapes, with leveled gradients to have good control over the result

Generating the shapes, with leveled gradients to have good control over the result

When #Nodevember was announced, I had two choices - make a whacky material or a serious one. I ended up going with a serious one, because it's a contest after all. Originally I wanted to tell a story with it as well, add bullet holes and blood, but I had to cut that.

The reference is based on the artwork 'Soil Quasi Bricks' by Olafur Eliasson.