About 'Height Map to Normal Map'!

In this video (objectives)…

  1. Use a height map as a normal map

After watching (learning outcomes)…

You will be able to use your heightmaps as normal maps

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Excellent lecture on creating Bump Maps and how to use them! I always wondered how some of these maps are made and these past few lectures have shown me that it doesn’t take Merlin the Magician to create them. However, Mike, you are definitely in Merlin’s class.

Here is my rendition of 7 objects using hand made Displacement and Bump maps.


I know there was not a specific challenge associated with this lecture, but I wanted to share this result. Its 4 Suzanne’s from Left to Right:

Generated Normal
Provided Normal
Generated Height Map
Provided Height Map

I’ve been feeling as though I did not fully understand these maps, and really felt held back in my modeling as a result. Its awesome to see such a good explanation of how they work, and how to apply them based purely on an image. Thank you so much for these lectures!

Added height and height as normal to my collab picture. 2021 Collab: Week 21 “Creepy crawlies” - VOTING!

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