How to Create Normal Maps from Photographs Tutorial & Utilities

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  02 February 2018
How to Create Normal Maps from Photographs Tutorial & Utilities



I've posted a tutorial detailing a process to create normal maps from photographs. It covers how normal maps encode XYZ data in an RGB image as well as how to take the photographs. It includes a free Filter Forge filter to create normal maps as well as a nodal surface that can create them directly in LightWave 3D. The tutorial goes on to show the step-by-step logic how to create normal maps from scratch in Adobe Photoshop without any utilities or plugins. -Enjoy
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30+ Yrs of Award-winning CGI - DreamLight.com
Author of book: Creating a 3D Animated CGI Short
 
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