normal map help

The gravel in the image has a normal map but i don’t think it looks very good. i want the gravel very round. Any ideas on making really great normal maps?



with the help of crazy bump, the image can be re-generated five times , each with separate properties of normal, color, displace, specularity, and displacement. then in cycles render engine, using nodes, the bump map effect can be reproduced well



Use another image. this one is stretched.
To create normal map from picture, use Gimp Normal Map Plugin.

Prescriptive guidance found here: