Questions tagged [normal-map]

Normal mapping is an efficient technique for simulating bumps and wrinkles on the surface of an object by perturbing the surface Normals to redirect light that hits the surface of the object.

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Normal map artifacts in cycles but not eevee

I cant seem to figure this out in eevee my normal map looks like it should but in cycles there are tons of artifacts and it looks terrible. The normal maps are in non-color space and the normal type ...
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Normal map seams

So I'm using Blender 2.8 to make assets for a game I'm working on. Now I'm trying to add a normal map to a model. For this I use blenders ...
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Using BC5 Normal Maps in Eevee

Looking to see if anyone knows how to use a BC5 compressed normal map in Eevee. The formula I found to calculate the blue channel is sqrt(1-(R^2+G^2)) as well as inverting the green channel. It ...
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How to get a normal map from hair particles

I created a hair particle with a cycle and added color. Basic and alphamaps can be obtained from the rendering results, but I don't know how to get normal maps. I tried to bake it to mesh, but I ...
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Bake normals map does not work well

I have issue woth baking normals. In some reason bake does not work well. I tried a lot of ways and configs.. But my normal map is incorect. When I'm trying to use this generated normal map in Unite ...
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High Poly baking make some artifacts

When I baked normalmap from high poly mesh, often there are some artifacts in hard edges. Note that I usually use Auto Smooth or Edge Split modifier to make hard edge. Here's the result from ...
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I am having trouble with emissions in my materials. How do I remove emissions?

I am trying to model a simple room to make my sword model easier to understand (I was getting confused because the reflective material had nothing to reflect), but I cannot figure out how to make my ...
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Is it possible to mimic nuts and bolts in blender using Normal maps?

I've been wondering whether it is possible to have fake nuts and bolts using Normal maps. I know it is possible, but is there a way to just paint bolts wherever I want. I couldn't find any article ...
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Should I in general always unwrap my entire object in one UV map?

I have difficulty creating a normal map for a sword and I have the feeling it might be caused by how I approached the project. Instead of making the entire sword out of a single cube I started with ...
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Is there any way to replicate/recreate Levels effect in Blender Shading Nodes?

I'm trying to make a normal map generator in Blender and I need to add Levels-like node. I'm using this tutorial about generating normal map from four pictures (https://dreamlight.com/how-to-create-...
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blocky normal map

Baking my normals either from multires in blender or using xnormal with a cage, you can see the low resolution models topology. I have shade smooth on and the normals are baked at 4096x4096, any idea ...
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Issue with baking high to low poly normal map

I'm attempting to bake the high poly version of the sculpt into the normal for the low poly version. The high poly hand was imported as an fbx into the low poly scene. The low poly hand has been ...
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Trouble baking normals

Full disclosure I'm new to 3D art so forgive me of some stupidity. I'm working on a normal map for a hand sculpt that I've done. I'm attempting to bake the high poly version of the sculpt into the ...
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Issue with baking a normal

Full disclosure I'm new to 3D art so forgive me of some stupidity. I'm working on a normal map for a hand sculpt that I've done. I'm attempting to bake the high poly version of the sculpt into the ...
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Baked normal map leaves dark spot on model

I’m learning the process of baking normal maps from a sculpt. I’ve created a head model and can get most of the normal texture baked correctly, but am having problems where there are sharp turns in ...
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Baked normal map showing seams at uv island boundaries

I'm trying to bake sculpt info into a normal map so that I can use it on my retopologised model. I baked the normal map from the sculpt to the model using model's tangent space. I then added the ...
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How to properly rotating a material using node which has a normal map?

Rotating normal map via mapping node seems will flip normal map, resulting a weird looking material. But directly rotating uv map in uv editor doesn't cause any issue. So how to properly rotating a ...
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Wrong normal map

No idea what is going on... My normals are right. I have uv for the lowpoly. Low and high are together. Putted the image to the low shading editor.
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How to add a UV bump map to a texture without the node editor? [closed]

I want to add a bump map to a texture. I have color texture: chairleaftexture.png, which displays correctly using UVs. Further down, I found a bump map input and "normal". I choose normal map in ...
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problem in baking normal map in blender, connecting edges appear in normal map

I am a beginner, I am trying to bake normals for an object, after baking the normals normal map shows the connected lines. This is not happening for other objects, so I don't know what I did wrong. I ...
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Stairs on normal map

I try to bake a normal map usin cycles render but have a strange artifacts. It's look like a stairs on output image. How can i fix it ?
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Strange Normal Baking

I'm sure this is a tired question on here, but having scrubbed through a few on here I haven't find an answer directly for this issue. In baking a normal map, the content bakes perfectly fine but it'...
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Distorted normal map on smooth surface

Blender rookie here. I'm learning about baking normal maps in 2.80 with some pretty basic setup. I'm getting strange results on a smooth metallic flat surface. You can see it on the following ...
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Blender 2.8 Python : How Do I Find My Material Output Node (and assign displacement)

I am attempting to create a displacement node with an attached image, and connect that to the Main Material Output Node. I feel I understand how to create and connect these pieces (mostly) fine now. ...
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Why isn't my normal map working

I wanted my retopology mesh to look like it has more detail so I decided to make a bake an image texture that I could use as a normal map. The detail isn't showing instead I get this Also if you ...
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My bakes are not coming out as crystal clear as I would like

I made a welder robot, and some of the faces on it are coming out really odd on the normal map ( like lots of color where there is no height or geometry). especially near the welder nozzle part. It is ...
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Artifacts when baking with multires

I'm trying to create a normal map for a mesh with multires modifier. Here are the steps I took. First I unwrapped the mesh and created 32 bit float 4096x4096 texture. Then I applied multires ...
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Weird artifacts when baking normals

I have been trying to bake a normal map from multires modifier. Here is my sculpt: Here are the settings for the baking operator and the texture I used for baking: Here is the normal map I got: ...
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Can you export materials made in blender using nodes to another program?

I am a beginner to blender and don't really have the knowledge to know if this is a silly question or not but here it goes. When creating assets in blender is is possible to use the texture sets you ...
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Having issues baking normal maps for this small pot, how can I fix it?

I'm trying to bake a normal map for this small pot mesh I plan on texturing later, but the resulting normal maps present lots of issues around the edges. I've tried baking from a higher poly model to ...
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The Normal maps turned darker than on the other side

I'm studying on the new update of the 3d program, Blender 2.8. And I attempted to bake a normal map for the lowpolied twin angelic wings from the highpolied. I set up the nodes and adjusted the RGB ...
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Normal Map Node - Can't See A Difference In Render

I'm very new to Blender and I am trying to add a concrete normal map to a tower, however while it is visible on the material preview, it doesn't show on the object: In this image you can see the ...
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Bad baking normal map. Blender 2.8

I have two objects Suzanne. One of them i sculpted with dynotopo. That's a result. In shader i use Image Texture--->...
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Retopologising game character with curve-based hair as single mesh

I have just completed the mesh for a game character I am making. She wears a bikini simply because it was easy to make as separate meshes by extracting a mash in sculpter mode and then shrinkwrap and ...
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Normal map seams showing on mesh

First of all, I've seen tons of questions about this already but none of them solved my issue. I've tried: Rebaking in Marmoset with custom padding (8, 16, 32, no success) Make mesh smooth shaded ...
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What happend to normal map?

ive wanna recolor normal map to fix my problem with body but blender don't show any normal map as you can see model in XPS had visible abs normal map But model in blender normal map abs are not seen ...
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Can't bake normals from high poly mesh to low poly mesh correctly?

No matter what I do, the normal map never comes out right. There's always weird coloring (bright orange, greens, pinks) or artifacting. Any help on how to actually bake it would be amazing, I've ...
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How to know how many smoothing groups i have in my model?

I'm having trouble with normal map in substance painter, so to not separate the uv based on my hard edges, its probably better to make only one smoothing group. Avoiding this boring process. however ...
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Normal Baking Error

I've been running into difficulty baking normal maps for an enemy intended for my UE4 third person shooter project; . The model uses 5 different PBR materials, and a combination of 1024 and 2k images. ...
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Bake to active problem

I want to bake this twisted cavity geometry that follows a curve with an array modefier to a cylinder (see picture). I am new to Blender and I have watched a few tutorials on how to bake normals and ...
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Uneven lighting on some faces after a normal map is applied

Some faces of my mesh become weirdly lit after I apply a normal map. I have checked face normals, averaged normals, cleared custom split normals, tried deleting and recreating the affected faces, ...
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What's wrong with my high & low poly models?

Can anyone check my blender file and my models (high and low). Why i always getting weird artifacts after baking high on low In Spainter and how can i improve them (topology, UV map etc) ? I cant ...
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Normal map from retopo is having artifacts, despite subsurf

I did a retopo of a mesh by hand. Now, I found it to be ok and tried to bake a normal map out of the high-res-sculpt and the retopo. I tried it with one stage of subdivision applied and without ...
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Can normal map smooth hard edges?

For example i have 2 models. One low poly and second high poly. Low poly has hard edges. High poly after subdivision mod will have smooth edges at same position where lowpoly has hard edges. After ...
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Unusual Shapes on Baked Normal Map

So, I am basically trying to bake a normal map from my high poly mesh to low poly retopologized mesh. But I got some unusual shapes on my normal map. Some areas just work fine. High Poly render ...
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Gloss, reflection and normal maps not exported in gltf2.0

I used the new gltf 2.0 exporter available in blender 2.8 to export a model with three separate elements two of which has gloss, reflection, and normal maps attached to it via principle bsdf one model ...
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Blank Normal Map After Baking

I've put off asking this question for a while, but after a few days of messing around with it I still can't figure it out. I have a high-poly and low-poly anvil I made going through the Blender Guru ...
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Remove seam in textures

I am working on this shoe model and i used the normals but getting these weird reflections long dotted lines in image https://imgur.com/0YOHVFY this is link to blend file and normal map https://...
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blender 2.8 shader editor normal map missing

When I go to the shader editor and search for "normal map" there are no results. Where would I add a normal map to the editor?
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Normal map covering entire mesh. How do I assign new shaders to parts without overwriting the normal map?

So my mesh is just a person. I've sculpted it, retopologized it and baked a normal map for it. Now the problem is that I want to assign textures to part of the mesh like skin, textiles etc.