Overview of Bump and Normal Map Creation With Blender


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Creating Bump and Normal maps

Textures can also be used to create normal and bump maps, and these will allow you to create the illusion of a rough surface. So I have a simple sphere here and it already has a material applied. Let's go ahead and add in a texture and turn that into a bump map. So I am going to just go ahead and click on New. And right now we have Clouds as the default, but let's go ahead and scroll down and select Wood. And I like this because it has these nice stripes here.

Now, we can certainly modify this as we want, but let's just use this basic standard wood material here. And you can see how it is mapped to the object, and so we can get a few more stripes here. Let's just put this on Object mode, and let's just do a quick test render here to see what we have. So we've got the stripes going around our object. I am going to go ahead and expand this so we can see it. Now we can set bump mapping here in the Influence tab.

All we have to do is just click under Geometry > Norm...

Creating Bump and Normal maps
Video duration: 3m 15s 7h 47m Beginner Updated Aug 13, 2014

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Creating Bump and Normal maps provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Blender Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Blender
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