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10-10-2007, 10:58 AM
hi guys

i have confusion in noraml and displacement map . I m not getting it whats the difference between the displacement and normal maps
what i knows is that i think they both are used for bumps map
but i dont know why we are using the both displacement and normal maps if both have the same purpose
i had seen lots of tutorial they only tell how to use them but why we are using them that still a question for me ???????????????????

can someone help me

im using zbrush 3.1 and 3d max 8

10-10-2007, 02:43 PM
The difference: a displacement map will change your model's silhouette when rendered.

10-10-2007, 05:06 PM
i use displacement maps for larg details "muscles,...etc" and normal maps for tiny details "wrinkles,facial hair,.....etc".

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