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Map Lab - PBR Texture Laboratory

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by Sycoforge, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Sycoforge

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    We are proud to introduce Map Lab.

    map_lab_twitter.png


    Map Lab is an advanced PBR texture generator for artists, game developers and map crafters. Map Lab provides an easy way to craft PBR materials out of plain images. The powerful layer system allows a fast and solid way to control and fine-tune the different maps. All pixel operations are done in 32 bits per channel guaranteeing high-quality output textures.


    Key Features
    • Full Unity Editor Integration
    • Non-Destructive Workflow
    • Easy to use Layer System
    • Unity Personal and Pro
    • Hiqh-Precision Calculations (32 Bit per Channel)
    • Constantly growing Filter Library
    • CPU and GPU Support
    • Metallic and Specular Workflow
    • WYSIWYG Material Previewer
    • Custom Materials and Models
    • Texture Tiler (Texture Synthesis)
    • All Filter Results are seamless
    Upcoming Features
    • Per-layer Inputs
    • Tons of new Filters
    • Custom Filter Matrices
    • More Blend Modes
    • Additional Layer editing Options
    • Additional Calibration Profiles
    • Geometry-dependent Weighting/Blending
    • Input-dependent Weighting/Blending
    • Native 8k Maps
    • Half/Double Precision Option
    • Linux Plug-in


    Filters

    The filter library is constantly growing. Currently contained are:
    • Blur: Median, Fast Median, Gaussian Blur, Simple Blur, Limit, Fast Limit
    • Sharpen: High-Pass, Simple Sharp
    • Masking: Color Mask
    • Color Correction: Contrast, Brightness, Channels, Gamma, Luminance Shift (Shadow Removal), Hue Saturation
    • Converter: Diffuse-to-Normal, Normal-to-Diffuse, Normal-to-Height, Gaussian Normal-to-Height, Normal-to-Specular, Height-to-AO
    • Convolution: Sobel, Generic 3x3 Kernel
    • Tranformation: Translation, Rotation
    • Generators: Clouds, Procedural Bricks, Color Gradients, Solid Color

    Please visit our website for additional information.

    Beta Notes
    Issues

    Please report all bugs with the issue tracker and include the log file.


    One input - thousands of outputs

    map_lab_screen_infinite.jpg

    High Quality Details

    map_lab_advertise_twitter_leather.png

    Map Tiler (Coming 0.6.0)
    map_lab_tiler_twitter.png

    Texture-to-Material

    map_lab_advertise_blood.png


     
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  2. KnifeMedia

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    Might want to use this. Do beta testers get a license?
     
  3. Sycoforge

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    Yes. Active beta testers will get a license.
     
  4. KnifeMedia

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    Cool! I'm keen to sign up. Not sure how but hopefully I get in!
     
  5. Nateply

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    Count me in. How do I sign up?
     
  6. Sycoforge

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    The first 25 copies will be available to the general public. So, first come, first serve. We will release the copies in two waves so that the europeans have no advantage over the americans. :)

    But if you are an artist you can send an email to our support containing at least one image showing your work, as we have another 25 copies available just for artists. The artists have a little special treatment, as they are the main focus group. ;)
     
  7. b4c5p4c3

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    Cool stuff
     
  8. Sycoforge

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    Screenshot: The WYSIWYG Material Previewer

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  9. Sycoforge

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    Screenshot: The Map Lab Editor

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  10. Sycoforge

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    Texture-to-Material Workflow

    map_lab_advertise_blood.png
     
  11. jimmy_doodle

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    When do you release the beta?
     
  12. Sycoforge

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    We have planned to release it next week. Maybe on monday or tuesday.
     
  13. kurotatsu

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    I'll be looking to pick up a copy
     
  14. jimmy_doodle

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    Didn't you say monday or tuesday? ;)
     
  15. Mauri

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    ;)
     
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  16. kurotatsu

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    Well it's WEDNESDAY now, c'mon I wanna spend some MONEY!!!.lol j/k

    Can't wait to try.
     
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  17. Sycoforge

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    We are sorry for delay. We had to fixed some OCL issues on Intel and AMD devices.

    As compensation for the delay we'll publish additional 25 copies free beta copies. :)
     
  18. kurotatsu

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    You rock!!!

    I'd appreciate one when one is available.
     
  19. S_Darkwell

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    I've been following this thread since it was first posted.
    I too would greatly appreciate a beta key.

    Thank you so much for your contribution to the community!
    - S.
     
  20. jaelove

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    I'd like to try out the beta as well. This looks really cool
     
  21. b4c5p4c3

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    I'd also like a beta key
     
  22. Sycoforge

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    A product is only as good as its community. :)
     
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  23. KnifeMedia

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    Looking forward to this!
     
  24. mk1978

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    Sorry for such a beginner question, but would this be ideal tool for creating 3d model for shipping containers when using just simple box without any additional geometry?

     
  25. Sycoforge

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    Just setting your input image, tweak the normal and metallic settings and Map Lab outputs the following (~15sec of work):

    Low Resolution Preview

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    Output Maps
    Left to right: Albedo, Normal, Metallic, Smoothness, Height, Ambient Occlusion
    After export Metallic and Smoothness get combined.
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  26. GCatz

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    sweet! will keep an eye for this
     
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  27. mk1978

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    Looks extremely nice! Hopefully you get it out soon.
     
  28. jimmy_doodle

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    I don't want to appear impatient, but do you have any news about the beta release? :)
     
  29. Sycoforge

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    After fixing some cross-platform issues the Map Lab beta should be ready for download in the next few days.
     
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  30. kurotatsu

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    Excellent.
     
  31. Sycoforge

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    Basic Shadow Reduction
    Made in Map Lab with the Color Mask filter and some layer blending.

    Input

    relief_original.png

    Output
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    Compare
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  32. Teila

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    I would love to try it too! I do all the texturing and art for our game and this would be so useful! I love the looks of this, much better than the tools I use now!
     
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  33. kurotatsu

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    ditto, ready for beta testing.
     
  34. Sycoforge

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    Make sure you already made an account on our website, as 50 copies of Map Lab will be released this week.:)
     
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  35. Teila

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    I made an account. Thanks for letting me know. :)
     
  36. S_Darkwell

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  37. kurotatsu

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    Made account, and waiting as well.
     
  38. GCatz

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    same here
     
  39. MS80

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    Created account! And waiting....
    MapLab looks great, can't wait to check it out!!
     
  40. Sycoforge

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    Last sneak peek before the Public Beta!

    map_lab_advertise_twitter_leather.png
     
  41. kurotatsu

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    That is Hella awesome, I can't wait to incorporate this into my workflow. I currently use crazybump, and tested Nrender, but I like the look of yours much better.
     
  42. salad__fingers

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    Where do I sign up (for the beta, I've signed up for the website)?
    This looks incredible, and very useful to me. I don't know much regarding PBR maps and this will surely help out.
     
  43. Sycoforge

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    You don't need to sign up for the beta. Every registered user (on our website) can download the beta, as long as one of the 50 copies is available.
     
  44. Sycoforge

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    Please note that Crayz Bump may have the easier workflow (especially for beginners), but it's limited to a certain range of possibilities.

    With Map Lab you can freely add/remove/move/tune/blend layers and filters which gives the user unlimited possibilities. But this unrivalled artistic freedom is not for free, one does pay with a longer training time to learn about all the little nifty details. :)
     
  45. kurotatsu

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    I'm and artist first and foremost, it will be interesting to try.

    How do we access the download on your site? Or is it not up yet.

    I've been checking daily.;)
     
  46. Sycoforge

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    It's not up yet. When it's up just go to Shop->Map Lab. :)
     
  47. salad__fingers

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    Cool. Is there an ETA for the beta (at least the day)? I want to know if I should keep sitting here F5'ing
     
  48. Teila

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    I am assuming that the link to the shop is not yet active because I can't find it on your website.
     
  49. Sycoforge

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    No. It's not active yet. But it will be active in the next few hours. :)
     
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  50. Teila

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    Feels like Ebay...too stressful. :)