I have a bigger scene I want to work on with this Kayak. For now, the main asset (the kayak) is ready for the future world I'll build around it.
I found the model from this website called Open3DModel. I was so happy it was all polys but unfortunately, it did not come with UVs. Those didn't take too long to create, however. For the ropes, I wasn't insane enough to proper UV them so I used Maya's UV Automatic and called it a day.
This was pretty fun to texture. in Substance Painter. There is a new tool called: MatFX Water Drops. It just adds a layer of "water" to models. Maybe I went a little over with it, but I like it.
To get the cool Red - Yellow - Red coloring, I used a 3D Linear Gradient. To set up, on one layer, I have a red base color. On the layer above, I have yellow base color. On the yellow, I created a mask and added the generator 3D Linear Gradient. Using this generator was a little weird so I few easy things that help me were to Invert mask, set the 3d Position Start to white and the 3D Position End to black. I think the concept behind adjusting is supposed to be like moving on a UV map but with RGB. Either way, After I finish positioning the yellow, I added another red base color with another masked generator.
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