Creating normal- or height map maps from diffuse map? (/albedo/base color)

Discussion started by ivr

Is there any free software to create a "good enough" normal- or height-map from a diffuse/albedo/base color map? The software needs to be compatible with Mac.

Thanks in advance!

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Posted over 3 years ago
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It can be done in Photoshop with the Xnormal filter.
Watch this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WF8PBT97N4

Posted over 3 years ago
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I use Awesome Bump, which is quite fantastic... and free! Problem is, to get it working on mac, you have to build it from source, I haven't tried it myself but peolple say it's working.

Here's the files
https://github.com/kmkolasinski/AwesomeBump

Here detailed instructions on how to build it
https://github.com/kmkolasinski/AwesomeBump/releases/download/BuildingAB/BuildingInstruction.pdf

Posted over 3 years ago
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There are several tools for Photoshop which you can download for free, however if you are looking for tech that can give good results, then its unlikely you'll be able to find free options.

Posted over 3 years ago
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Its not free, but i use Bitmap2Material for creating different maps from an image.

Posted about 3 years ago
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Thanks, everyone, for your help!

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