XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

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03-11-2011, 03:30 AM
I'm having some strange shadows when rendering with a normal map. Some one please help... Happens with mr, and 3delight. I think its something simple, I just have never used normal maps in for non-realtime rendering.

Mental Ray

03-14-2011, 09:57 PM
I think that your tangent map is not detailed enough, the slices are too large.
You may have to make a more detailed map.

I made a tutorial on the ultimapper procedure here:


In your case, in the explorer, go deep inside the object's cluster and find the "texcoords" and decrease the angle grouping.
Also, "smooth" the tangents as shown in the tutorial.

03-15-2011, 03:44 AM
Awesome... will check it out. Thank you so much!

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