12-01-2006, 06:35 PM
A lot of you may remember the AMP II demo which had an amazing normal mapping plugin but it only worked with version 5 of max. We've rebuilt it for Max 7 and 8 (might work with 9, I don't know). I tried using Max's render to texture to bake normal maps, and it was a nightmare. I fiddled with the control cage trying various distances and the best I could get still had artifacts all over the normal map. After some discussions with other artists they say that is common and they have to touch them up in photoshop. To me that is wasted time and effort, so try out or Normal mapper for free for 30 days, and if you like it, please purchase it! It is only 99 dollars and will save you hours of touchups. Official news:
We now have an evaluation version of the AMP II normal mapper available for download. The trial period is 30 days. Download Now!
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Product page: http://www.4drulers.com/normalmapper.html (http://www.4drulers.com/normalmapper.html)
Documentation and Tutorial: http://www.4drulers.com/normal_mapper_docs.htm (http://www.4drulers.com/normal_mapper_docs.htm)
Download: http://www.4drulers.com/amp/Normal%20Mapper%20Trial.zip (http://www.4drulers.com/amp/Normal%20Mapper%20Trial.zip)