Online Normal map generator

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  1. chris212

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    Hey, I don't know if this is posted before. But I tried searching it first...

    I recently found this great website that converts your images to normalmaps, something like crazybump.

    It's really good for adding extra detail to your current normalmaps and such.

    here is the site
  2. therhino

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    Haven't checked it out yet, but sounds awesome. CrazyBump is great, but it really slows my PC down a lot, an online alternative would be great.
  3. 95KillerZ95

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    Wow! Thanks for the info, it seems to be very useful :)
  4. chris212

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    No problem, you just have to play with the settings and filters to get what you want. I've tested it a bit now and it works great!
  5. TheCasual

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    i always just used photoshop with the NVidia plugins pack , adds normal map filter to photoshop, free plugin at nvidia site. As well as all the 3d software i have ever used has normal map creation methods.
  6. iammfa

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    Faster tool to make normal map, Thanks ッ
  7. hippocoder

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    Is there no use for the unity built in one then?
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    Don't you already need a bumpmap then ? But this would mainly be used for adding extra detail for your baked normal maps and such. And yeah, the photoshop plugin would work too. But for those who use gimp and other softwares it's great ;)
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    I agree, looks good!
  10. hippocoder

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    No, the unity version will convert anything you like or specify in advanced options, with a slider for how much to blur it. But yeah more tools never hurts.
  11. chris212

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    Ah, good to know. Thanks
  12. TehWut

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    I think I'll stick with my Gimp Colors > Desaturate and just import it into Unity :p
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    Ok, thats ok. But I suggest that you bake normals from a high poly object first. Then bake from texture and combine. Just baking from textures is not getting all the detail and can sometimes create wrong result. Just saying ;)
  14. TehWut

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    Ok. I thought it was just one or the other..... but thanks for the info!!!!
  15. PrimeDerektive

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    The Unity normal map thing just creates a normal map from greyscale; applications like crazybump and photoshop actions like nDo run algorithms on the diffuse texture to make educated guesses on what should be cavities and what should be relief that are a lot more complex than just desaturating the image.
  16. chris212

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    Thats what I thought...
  17. Patriick

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    Oh wow nice find, this is pretty cool lol but I just looked at the nDo2.. lol
  18. ivanzu

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    Unity normal map generator isnt good(its not bad but sometimes it just messes things up)i use gimp normal plug in but its good to have a nice online normalmap generator.
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    Unity has one big disadvanteage in my book: you cannot save the processed Normalmap.
    That's something that always bugged me. I sometimes like to blend and mixmatch normalmaps together. Sure that would also work by blending the greyscale hieghtmaps but I just like seeing the actual finished normalmap in Photoshop.
    Also I think the Unity solution lacks finetuning options. :)

    The online tool for me lacks options, though. I'd rather also stay with the NVidia Normalmap Plugin. It's finally available for 64Bit, as well so no problemn there any more.... :)
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    a normal map built-in generator in unity? where is that?
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    Yes!!! Seems good. Thanks for sharing.



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