I have mirror model, that I made to save the size of textures. But in testing I see, that part of model, that must be flat, has a visible seams:

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Normal map is configured to non-color, so it isn't a problem.

The problem, as I see, that there is no color in RGB that corresponds to 0.5, 0.5, 1. #8080ff is bigger than this value, about 0.503, 0.503, 1 and #7f7fff is less (about 0.498, 0.498, 1)

So now I found only one method to solve this problem - create a mask and mix them this way:

enter image description here Less then value is 0.00001

So is there a suitable method for using normal map on a mirror model?


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It's a great shame 128 isn't half of 255.

This isn't an answer to your question, but it does what you do to fix it without having to construct a second map as a mask.

Left: direct connection of normal map. Right: after correction

This node tree compares the map-encoded normal to (0,0,1), and if it's close enough, sets it to (0,0,1)

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How close 'close enough' is, is set in the 'Less Than' node. The color in the 'Color' node is RGBA 0,0,1,0. (Is there a better way of entering a fixed vector?)

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    $\begingroup$ Could you extend the answer to include the values in the 2nd vecotr of the dot product node? $\endgroup$
    – Leander
    Commented Jun 8, 2018 at 10:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Leander Well spotted, and thank you. I think that tree must have come from some half-cocked save of the Blend file - it's not what I meant at all. Funnily enough, it worked! But because I don't know why, I don't care. $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Commented Jun 8, 2018 at 13:26

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