I am following this tutorial about making an anvil, and I was first stuck on the normal map, but i was able to fix that. I had forgotten to UV unwrap my low poly mesh. But now i have another problem. I am configering nodes to the Principle Shader, and my Normal map does not show up at all. If i lower the strength of displacement node, you can sort of see it, but it still isn't enough. You would have to look really hard.

This is the normal map: enter image description here

I am unable to post the screenshot with the other nodes applied, but basically the dents up top dont show up. or any other for that matter. I know that you can see it because earlier, the normal map did show up, and when I increased the strength to 10.000, i was able to see the dents, but also that i did not shade smooth either of the models. I have also tried to change the textures, but no luck. I fixed the normal map from being stretched and ridged, but now it wont show up.

Here is the blend file: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ipftp0xshhfe5js/Anvil12.blend/file Here are the materials: https://www.mediafire.com/file/zxhdi3o10fgnocw/MetalCorrodedHeavy001_%282%29.zip/file Here is the normal map i had baked: https://www.mediafire.com/view/2t92heq3fy03u9i/Normal1.png/file

Any help is appreciated.

  • $\begingroup$ please pack your images into the file (File > External Data > Pack All Into Blend) $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    May 28, 2020 at 6:45
  • $\begingroup$ @moonboots sorry, i was unaware of that. Ill update the post as well. mediafire.com/file/ipftp0xshhfe5js/Anvil12.blend/file $\endgroup$
    – noyou
    May 28, 2020 at 15:41
  • $\begingroup$ still no image here, maybe my Blender bugs? I don't know... $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    May 28, 2020 at 15:51
  • $\begingroup$ That is odd, but I'll post two separate links i guess. @moonboots $\endgroup$
    – noyou
    May 28, 2020 at 18:09
  • $\begingroup$ @moonboots I updated the link, to the .blend again, but in case it doesn't work there are two links for the normal map and the textures. Thank you for going through this trouble. $\endgroup$
    – noyou
    May 28, 2020 at 18:16


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