51 Palm Tree Textures!

April 19, 2011

Our palm tree texture package is complete! We’ve been working on this bad boy for what seems like ages. 😉 Here’s a small little sample, checkout the actual product page for larger sample images. We’ll also be posting some free full-size samples in the near future!

For a week or so we’re running an introductory sale price of $49, after which it’ll be back up to $69.


Great Texture Summer!

July 29, 2008

We hope everyone out there is having a great summer!

Things are good here at NetRender: we have new textures to add to our existing packages, we also have some big improvements coming in the descriptions of our textures.

That’s about all the news for now 🙂

This weekend we may some significant improvements to our checkout process.

Specifically, we had been having some problems with our email server (hosted by Google) not immediately sending out purchase receipts. That has been fixed now.

We also streamlined the order confirmation messages themselves, making our texture product download links more prominently displayed (so once a customer purchases, it is easier for them to download their purchased products).

The final improvements were to our texture map descriptions, especially our Trees Vol 1 texture package.

Last month was our best month ever for sales and I hope that some of these new enhancements will make our site even more useful for our customers 🙂

Credit card security and safety is a top priority to many online shoppers. At NetRender we value our customers privacy and try to protect their data as much as possible.

We use a SSL certificate from GeoTrust and our credit card processing is done via Authorize.net, both of which are top companies in their respective industries. We also never store customer credit card information on our servers.

However, some of the non-critical content (mainly images) on our shopping cart pages has been served without SSL encryption. That meant that we weren’t getting the full gold “lock” displayed by internet explorer in the address bar, or the lock in the status bar of FireFox. Those icons signify a secure site.

Yesterday I improved our shopping cart code to make sure ALL content server on a https page was encrypted. Now we have a full secure “lock” displayed on all of our secure pages.

Though texture product pages can be viewed through a non-secure connection, once a customer is ready to checkout ALL credit card information submitted to our shopping cart is automatically encrypted.

We also now display the GeoTrust logo on our pages (here’s a sample Tree Texture Maps Page) and clicking on that logo will open a page where our customers can check the current status of our GeoTrust certificate.

I enjoy tweaking and improving our site, we are getting close to having all our “wish list” features implemented 🙂

New Sample Renderings

May 8, 2008

Today we received a wonderful new sample rendering from one our texture users. The primary textures used in the image are: some new (beta) palm trees textures and our tropicals (with palms) texture package.

We’re looking forward to adding more user submitted samples in the future 🙂

Yesterday, JD and I, well mostly JD, uploaded a new Texture Package to NetRender.com This new package is the long awaited Architectural Elements texture package. This was made from my personal library of materials, which took me more than 5 years to put together. It contains over 160 original textures from brick, counter materials, fabric, wood, flooring, stone, and many more.  Textures, where applicable, are tileable, and seamless. All textures are high res, have either been taken with my Canon 5d or materials we have scanned in. Great for any architect or illustrator’s library. I personally use all of these textures for my renderings, which you may see my portfolio here.


Today we revised our help pages. Previously the main help page was rather sparse, now we fleshed it out a bit and things are looking better.

We are also working on some new texture map packages and new additions to our Tree texture package and our Tropical (palm tree) texture package.

Later this month we’ll be introducing our first Architectural Elements texture package. This package will include materials for realistically texturing buildings.

Since Spring is in the air, we’re looking forward to plenty of new flower textures and even some new shrubs/grasses 🙂 It’s an exciting time of year!

Tropical Plant Textures

January 17, 2008

I am currently in Hawaii taking photos for our new Tropical Textures Pack Volume I.

The weather here has been good for plant photography, if a bit too sunny (overcast days would provide less harsh lighting). To compensate, I’ve been trying to take images in the morning/evening and anytime it is cloudy.

So far there are about 50-60keepers from the trip so far. I hope to get another 10-25 before I leave on th 19th.