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Displacement mapping

Now when you use bump mapping, it basically is a render effect. It creates the illusion of a bumpy surface. It doesn't actually change the geometry of an object. To do that, we require displacement mapping. Now let's take a quick look at bump mapping again, just to see how it works. So I have this cube and if I do a quick render of it, you see that, well, it's got this black-and-white texture on, which we can use as a bump map or a displacement map.

So if we go over to our Texture panel here, so we can see under Influence, it's influencing the color of the object. And you can see that here in the preview. Now, if I turn this off for color and go over to Geometry here, under Influence, and turn on Norm, you can see how I can create a normal map, or bump map, that has that cross effect. So if I do a quick render, you can see how yeah, I do get those lines embossed on that surface.

But if we scroll in, you can see that well it's not really affecting the geometry of the ob...

Displacement mapping
Video duration: 3m 48s 7h 47m Beginner Updated Aug 13, 2014

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Displacement mapping 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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