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RSI
01-17-2009, 05:27 PM
A new feature has been added to the recent release of ShaderMap Pro which allows the user to produce "sharper" normal maps. The new method decreases filter kernel size and therefore generates sharper normals when converting height maps.

For more information on this latest feature please see the documentation page: Sharp Normals (http://www.renderingsystems.com/documents.php?folder=sm_pro_1_2_3&id=sharp_normals)

Below is a highly detailed height/displacement map. When converted using the 4 sample nVidia PhotoShop filter the results are similar to using the standard conversion found in ShaderMap.

http://www.renderingsystems.com/rsi_i/devblog/01_15_09/a.gif
When the ShaderMap "Sharpen Normals" feature is enabled, the detail is retained in the resulting normals.

http://www.renderingsystems.com/rsi_i/devblog/01_15_09/c.gif

http://www.renderingsystems.com/rsi_i/devblog/01_15_09/d.gif

Download ShaderMap Pro demo here (http://www.renderingsystems.com/downloads.php).

sandykoufax
01-18-2009, 02:13 AM
Good, very nice.

Thewiruz
01-18-2009, 01:46 PM
Im very happy with the new update!!Very good job!

R10k
01-19-2009, 04:45 AM
Nice, time to grab the Pro version...

Psionic Design
01-19-2009, 11:41 AM
Nice update, Thanks!!

DecWest
01-22-2009, 01:59 PM
this is excellent - awesome value (one fifteenth the price of Crazy Bump) :cool: :cool:

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