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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: cjwidd on July 02, 2018, 09:42:49 PM

Title: World Machine 2.3.7: Normal Map Maker
Post by: cjwidd on July 02, 2018, 09:42:49 PM
Hi, new to the World Machine forums, but I have a straightforward question about the normal map maker. What exactly is it doing?

Typically a normal map is baked from a high res mesh to a low res mesh, but in the case of World Machine, there is usually only a high res mesh. I understand there are options to export a decimated mesh, but I have not tested how this feature interacts with the exported normal map.

I have, however, exported a high res mesh and a normal map of that mesh, and I can say that when rendered in an external software (e.g. Corona), applying the normal map to the high res mesh definitely makes a difference in terms of quality, with the added benefit of being able to tweak the normal map intensity.

Could a World Machine guru elaborate on the normal map maker beyond what I have described above?
Title: Re: World Machine 2.3.7: Normal Map Maker
Post by: cjwidd on July 04, 2018, 02:04:22 PM
bump?
 
I felt like this was a straightforward enough question (?)
Title: Re: World Machine 2.3.7: Normal Map Maker
Post by: WFab on July 05, 2018, 11:33:12 AM
You should check the device reference for the older devices like this. Not much has changed with it over the years.