I'm trying to export a tire wall which has a normal map on it, but whenever I export it and open it on another program like 3D viewer for example it the normal map is not visible. Is it possible to fix this?

Tire wall on Blender

Tire wall on 3D viewer


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Use the glTF exporter for Blender to 3D Viewer previewing. Note: All of the exported meshes must be UV unwrapped + have UV nodes' attached to each materials' and material textures'.


Blender (2.7x)

The process shown in the screenshot can be accomplished in any version of Blender.

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3D Viewer

3D Viewer should automatically show all material attributes (albedo, normal, roughness, metalic, AO, etc) or you can limit viewing of certain attributes in the software.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks but could you be a bit more specific on what I have to do, Sorry I'm kinda new to this stuff. Really appreciate it $\endgroup$
    – Jensy G
    Jun 10, 2021 at 3:17
  • $\begingroup$ Re-edited my post to better explain the required process. $\endgroup$
    – RPaladin
    Jun 20, 2021 at 22:22
  • $\begingroup$ As he said, just export as gITF(instead of .obj or .fbx), and it will export the normal map as well if you click the "tangent" checkbox under geometry. $\endgroup$
    – lwswl
    Jun 21, 2021 at 0:46

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