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SONB Offline
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Converter freezing
Hi, Esenthel!

When I'm trying to convert a normal map to bump map the converter is freezing ("Not Responding"). The format of my normal map is X8R8G8B8. Which format should I choose for bump maps? Maybe I choose the wrong one.


SONB
03-30-2009 11:15 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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Re: Converter freezing
Hello

Converting normal to bump map is a very intensive process (lots of calculations) so it may appear that the converter is freezed but it is working, the bigger image resolution the more time it does require to process.

the results quality may vary depending on how the normal map has been created, sometimes they are good and sometimes they are bad.

in the bad case, please create bump map manually, or use normal map only.
03-30-2009 11:20 PM
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Re: Converter freezing
Hm, ok, I'll try it again and wait longer. The map is 2048x2048 big.

Thanx smile
03-30-2009 11:28 PM
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Re: Converter freezing
well then it's huge smile

you may want to first downsample it to 256x256 and just see if the conversion results are satysfying.
03-31-2009 12:02 AM
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