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Offline kat

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Normalmap filter basics in GIMP (+video)
« on: August 22, 2013, 05:46:30 PM »
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emv8zGrBsUI[/youtube]

Click here to Download GIMP Normalmap. For installation instructions see the included README file that accompanies the ZIP file.

Once normalmap.exe is copy/pasted into the plug-ins folder the filter will be available from the "Filters" menu next time GIMP is started. To use: with image open (and flattened, if its a working file) click "Filters > Map > Normalmap". For most images only "Scale:" and "Filter:" values will likely need be changed. Then once done simply save or export the image to the desired format.

Notes on Usage
  • Filter works best with regular or man-made structures, i.e. straight lines, blocks and shapes.
  • 3D Preview options are for visual reference only - diffuse, gloss and other settings are not applied or assigned to the image being normalised.
  • Make sure images only contain grey-scale tones and colours or is fully desaturated


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Re: Normalmap filter basics in GIMP (+video)
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 12:13:21 PM »
Thanks kat for introducing these normal map tools.

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Re: Normalmap filter basics in GIMP (+video)
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 03:26:49 PM »
No problem. There's a couple of other topics to cover, not sure when they'll be up though.

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