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Work in progress Spacies [Fullconversion - Looking for 3D-Artist]
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RE: Spacies [Fullconversion - Looking for 3D-Artist]

(11-08-2012, 03:27 PM)Hirnwirbel Wrote:
Quote: Could the normal map do that impression?
Only to a certain degree. Normal maps can fake the angle of a surface, but they cannot create real depth. Any perceived depth details on a normal mapped surface are only illusions based on the shadowy areas created by the normal map.

A good practise is therefore to avoid 90° - holes in a surface that is supposed to be baked into a normal map. The map has nothing to "work with" in terms of angles except for the narrow border of the hole, since a 90° angle cannot be depicted in a normal map - so the result will always look like a very shallow hole no matter how deep it is in the highpoly.
The solution to this problem is to have a slope instead of a 90° angle - it will look much deeper as a result. In this case you could even make some sort of angled slits instead of plain holes... that might look really nice on the normal map. Like this sorta.
Nice example. Or there could be a model which was extruded out, having a real depth. I can do it for you, Acies :3

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11-08-2012, 03:49 PM
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RE: Aciestov - by Statyk - 01-05-2012, 09:10 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Rapture - 01-05-2012, 10:37 PM
RE: Aciestov - by RawkBandMan - 01-05-2012, 10:49 PM
RE: Aciestov - by flamez3 - 01-06-2012, 03:58 AM
RE: Aciestov - by Krymtel - 01-06-2012, 11:28 AM
RE: Aciestov - by Krymtel - 01-06-2012, 03:18 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Acies - 01-06-2012, 03:39 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Acies - 02-20-2012, 11:29 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Cryaotic - 02-21-2012, 11:47 AM
RE: Aciestov - by Acies - 02-28-2012, 03:32 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Krymtel - 02-28-2012, 05:05 PM
RE: Aciestov - by jessehmusic - 03-02-2012, 03:57 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Acies - 03-02-2012, 05:08 PM
RE: Aciestov - by palistov - 03-02-2012, 07:15 PM
RE: Aciestov - by UnseenLegend ( NL ) - 03-15-2012, 11:18 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Danny Boy - 03-17-2012, 04:10 AM
RE: Aciestov - by flamez3 - 03-17-2012, 05:11 AM
RE: Aciestov - by Acies - 03-17-2012, 03:47 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Danny Boy - 03-17-2012, 09:03 PM
RE: Aciestov - by BlingBoyOto - 03-22-2012, 10:17 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Acies - 04-04-2012, 05:26 PM
RE: Aciestov - by palistov - 04-04-2012, 07:24 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Adrianis - 04-05-2012, 01:10 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Acies - 04-05-2012, 03:02 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Acies - 05-14-2012, 06:15 PM
RE: Aciestov - by Acies - 05-17-2012, 01:49 AM
RE: Aciestov - by Statyk - 05-17-2012, 01:58 AM
RE: Spacies [Fullconversion - Looking for 3D-Artist] - by The chaser - 11-08-2012, 03:49 PM



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