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JeffrySG
05-06-2009, 01:26 PM
I found this application online. Looks like a great way to generate different maps (spec, bump, normal, etc) from a single color image. It has a real time preview as well. Just wondering if anyone here has tried it before?

They have a video on their main page that shows it in use. It's not a free app. ($299/99/49) And it's Windows only too.

http://www.crazybump.com/

http://i41.tinypic.com/20fuhcn.png

Cohen
05-06-2009, 01:32 PM
No, but it does look nifty. Especially generating ambient occlusion maps. As for normal map generation, I've always used nvidia's free normal map filter for photoshop.

RebelHill
05-06-2009, 01:56 PM
yes i have, and cool is not the word... awesome, thats a lil closer.

nemac4
05-06-2009, 03:12 PM
Be sure to look at shadermap pro too:

http://www.shadermap.renderingsystems.com/

Maxx
05-06-2009, 04:00 PM
Granted, it was a while ago, but I used it a bit during their open beta and it was twelve kinds of groovy. Very easy and intuitive to use, and they seemed to have a great sense of humor - for instance, during launch, a message would say "Puny humans will now wait..." or something to that effect. Made me smile a bit each time...

jaf
05-06-2009, 08:05 PM
It got pretty "pricey" when it was released though, so I had to go to Shadermap Pro, which is slowly gaining new features.

biliousfrog
05-07-2009, 01:05 AM
I also used it during the beta and it was excellent but it seems extremely expensive for what it is, definitely look at shadermap...it doesn't have such great normal map generation (basically the same as the free nvidia plugin) but it has very similar functionality.

Puny humans are instructed to wait... ;)

geo_n
05-07-2009, 04:31 AM
Used the beta. very useful but nvidia's ps plugin is free and also xnormal.
shaderpro is just right. for above 200US I would buy 3dc.

RollerJesus
05-07-2009, 08:52 AM
Used it during the beta... awesome is the word for it. The real-time feedback it provides makes it far superior to anything else I tried and the devs do a have a sense of humor.

JeffrySG
05-07-2009, 08:59 AM
Be sure to look at shadermap pro too:

http://www.shadermap.renderingsystems.com/

Yeah, that looks pretty cool - and pretty similar to CrazyBump!

Yes, the 299 seems a bit pricey. If it was 49 bucks I think they'd sell a ton more copies to be honest.

Does anyone know of a similar application that runs on the mac? Just curious....

RollerJesus
05-07-2009, 09:14 AM
If you need it for a Mac, I think your best bet is going to be the nVidia plugin for Photoshop.

http://developer.nvidia.com/object/photoshop_dds_plugins.html

JeffrySG
05-07-2009, 11:39 AM
Be sure to look at shadermap pro too:

http://www.shadermap.renderingsystems.com/


If you need it for a Mac, I think your best bet is going to be the nVidia plugin for Photoshop.

http://developer.nvidia.com/object/photoshop_dds_plugins.html

I think that plugin might be Win only also (it's an exe file)... not sure if it matters but I'm running an ATI graphics card also. Thx for the link though! :)

RollerJesus
05-07-2009, 12:08 PM
Wow, didn't even notice that. Sorry, how about this one?

http://homepage.mac.com/nilomarabese/Menu13.html

JeffrySG
05-07-2009, 02:42 PM
Wow, didn't even notice that. Sorry, how about this one?

http://homepage.mac.com/nilomarabese/Menu13.html

that's cool! not as good as the other apps but I didn't know about that one.

Thx RJ!

Thomas M.
05-07-2009, 04:38 PM
Definitely too much bucks I paid (299$), but the dealine didn't give me chance. So far it works pretty good, but it should get some new features. I miss a map generation from several lighting positions which should give a much more precise map.

akademus
05-12-2009, 06:02 AM
I use PixPlant. Same stuff, half a price. And it comes as PS plugin.

JeffrySG
05-12-2009, 06:19 PM
I use PixPlant. Same stuff, half a price. And it comes as PS plugin.

Do you happen to know if it is mac compatible?

Edit: looks like it's windows only.

MooseDog
05-12-2009, 08:52 PM
this looks pretty cool (win only):

http://www.xnormal.net/1.aspx

free for personal and commercial use too!