Normal Map Photography


(Hunkadoodle) #1

So, in an effort to help a friend of mine show the true detail of her paintings for application to a Masters Degree program, I googled Normal Map Photography, and shazam!

http://www.zarria.net/nrmphoto/nrmphoto.html

So, I made a little project box and used a small painting done by another one of my friends, and these are my results:

Color map:

Normal map:

Video:
http://vimeo.com/2459167

This method could be applied to any real world texture you would like to use as a normal map. I can see, though, how it would be an issue if you wanted seamless textures. I’m sure there’s a workaround for that somewhere on the Internet.

Well, thanks for reading, and I’d like to hear your comments!


(BenDansie) #2

Interesting approach, although your video is set to private.


(Hunkadoodle) #3

Sorry, Ben. I just got excited and wanted to post the thread, but Vimeo hadn’t actually converted it yet. It should be working now.


(Nat) #4

Very good :slight_smile:
I’ll have to try that out sometime.