An increasing number of web designs today employ textures that look more natural rather than geometrical. Such natural looking textures add a unique and visually appealing touch to the overall design. To create these natural-looking and seemingly random textures, various kinds of computer noise are used. The process through which such textures are created basically involves dynamically rendering images rather than using pre-computed static pixel bitmaps. One application that lets you do precisely this on Windows is Noiser.
Noiser is an excellent piece of freeware for Windows. The function of the application is to help its users generate visually appealing textures through various kinds of computer noise. Textures can be generated after selecting different settings and adjusting various parameters. When you arrive at a texture that you want to use, you can have it exported into various file formats.
To begin, download Noiser’s setup archive. Remember to download the right version after checking whether your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit. The archive is sized at nearly 0.7 MB. Extract the contents of the archive and open the extracted EXE file. This will open the application – no installation is required. By default, you will see a black texture in the right pane with modification controls in the left pane.
You can begin generating custom textures by choosing a noise generator, a transformer, a modifier, or combiner modules. You can then begin modifying the various parameters according to your own preferences. From the bottom left pane, you are able to adjust the colors and surface settings including the shapes for the render surface: plane, cylinder, or sphere.
The app renders your changes as you make them. The rendering progress is shown by the progress bar at the bottom of the application. When it is complete, the newly generated texture is shown in place of the old one. To get a magnified or zoomed out view of the texture, you can select the various available zoom settings. These zoom settings can be selected from the View menu; you can also quickly jump to a setting through its hotkey shortcut.
When you are pleased with the rendered textures, you can conveniently have it exported to a digital image from the File menu; alternatively, you can export the texture to a TerraGen file or a Raw Heightfield file.
In conclusion, if you are familiar with noise textures, then you will definitely appreciate how convenient and effective this application is. And if you are new to noise texture generation, then Noiser can be a very good place to start learning.
You can Noiser by clicking this link.