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N Render : WYSIWYG normal mapping tool

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by DarkAnvil, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. DarkAnvil

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    Hi,

    Normal mapping sublimates your scenes, but the automatic generation of Unity is disappointing, and the use of external tool requiere of going back.

    N Render is WYSIWYG normal mapping tool, that turns texture into high quality normal map. (Available in November on Asset Store).

    AssetStore link
    https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/23279

    Download an evaluation version here (You can't save the texture & you don't have 2d preview):
    http://player.darkanvil.com/NRender/NRenderEvaluation.unitypackage


    Adjust the result with different parameters:
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    Specular Map
    * Contrast
    * Color level
    * Global & Detail parameter
    * Inverse
    * 3D / 2D Preview (Unity Free & Pro)
    * Load our own mesh​

     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2014
  2. nasos_333

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    Amazing result, how much will it cost ?
     
  3. DarkAnvil

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    It will be at $15, it is awaiting approval from Unity, but right now they have a little delay .
     
  4. nasos_333

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    Great price as well, thanks :)

    I submitted an asset 2ond of October too and is still pending, so there is nothing strange there, probably it is a very busy period now.
     
  5. DarkAnvil

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  6. blitz3dfr

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    Excellent stuff!
     
  7. DarkArts-Studios

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    Great to see this up @DarkAnvil , What Unity version does it require?

    Thanks
     
  8. DarkAnvil

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    Hi,

    It's requiring Unity 4.5.3, you can download the evaluate version (look at the first topic)
     
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    Got the pack, it is great.

    I left a review.

    One thing i would love to see is save the texture on the same directory as the source image, this would help a lot.

    EDIT: I post a sample pic with my settings, these seem to give a good result around the leaves for anyone else interested.

    Any suggestions on how i could perhaps get even better results are welcome.
    .
     
  11. DarkAnvil

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    Thank you for the review.

    "One thing i would love to see is save the texture on the same directory as the source image, this would help a lot."
    I will do it tomorrow

    There is really no better result, but the one you want (It's very subjective)
     
  12. nasos_333

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    Indeed i guess, so far i have got amazing results, the tool delivers fully.
    .
     
  13. DarkAnvil

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    Hi all,

    NRender 1.0.1 is available on assetstore:

    Version 1.0.1
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    - Normal texture is saving on the same directory than the diffisue map.
     
  14. nasos_333

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    Great, thanks for the addition :)
     
  15. DarkAnvil

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    Hi,

    Enjoy 35% off sale for november $10 (regular price $15).
     
  16. OnePxl

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    Thanks, that's awesome! Whole of november?
     
  17. DarkAnvil

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    Bought!....awesome tool!
    Exactly what i was looking for!.

    Would be nice to have:
    - a dockable window tab.
    - a switch to set perspective/planar camera in 3d view.
    - a specular map generator.
     
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  19. DarkAnvil

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    Hi,

    I note.
    "- a dockable window tab."
    The problem is that on the Mac dockable window doesn't remain in the foreground for the drag and drop

    "- a switch to set perspective/planar camera in 3d view."
    You want to mean Perspective/Orthographic?

    "- a specular map generator."
    I will try to find a good algorithm

    But if you like this utility, let us review, it helps a lot
     
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    - dockable window tab: you could add an option and leave user choice.
    - perspective/orthographic: yes sorry.
    - specular map generator: could be a great addition.

    Another fantastic feature could be to add a log file to store all setting during saving and so make possible to edit an already saved result.
     
  21. Chaosgod_Esper

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    I like this Tool. Photoshop and NVIDIA Plugin is okay.. but not perfect. this one gives me the preview i missed in the PS plugin :D

    A good addition would be to load a Texture (speaking of a Sprite) as mesh. And a seperated Texture for the normalmap :)
    Currently i need to switch my Meshs texture to switch the Sprites i want to normalmap.
     
  22. DarkAnvil

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    Hi,

    sjm tech
    I'll see what I can do

    Chaosgod_Espér
    You want to preview your normal on sprite, this is correct?
     
  23. Chaosgod_Esper

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    Yes.. i´m creating a 2D RPG in Oldschool Rpg maker Camera View (and 2D Sprites with Smooth Moves and Uni2D). So i´m not using Meshs directly. instead i´m using simple 2D Sprites.

    So it would be great to make it possible to load a Texture (my Sprite) instead of a Mesh, too.
     
  24. nasos_333

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    Having this tool directly in the Unity editor is trully amazing, thanks for this, have been using it constantly since i got it.

    I was wondering about the specular maps too, do you think this feature could come later as well ?
     
  25. DarkAnvil

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    Hi,

    Yes the specular map is good idea, I think for december
     
  26. DarkAnvil

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    Hi all,

    NRender 1.1.0 with specular map is available on Unity Asset Store :)

    Code (CSharp):
    1. // Version 1.1.0
    2. /// =============
    3. ///
    4. /// - Improvement
    5. /// **************
    6. /// - Possibility to compute a Specular Map (contract & inverse)
    7. ///     => The specular map is applyed on Alpha channel of the diffuse texture
    8. /// - NRender is now dockable
    9. /// - Faster inverted algorithm / decrease menory usage
    10. ///
    11. /// /// - Bug Fixed
    12. /// **************
    13. /// - The Editor objects are no longer in the DLL to be compatible with OS X
    Merry Christmas
     
  27. nasos_333

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    Great, big thanks for the update :), this tool is extremely useful for beeing inside Unity.
     
  28. DarkAnvil

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    Hi,

    NRender 2.0 is coming, with full PBR suppport (Normal, Specular, Occlusion) available in the coming days...
     
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  29. mensch-mueller

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    Hi
    I have another asset for quick creation of normal maps, but this definitely is much more capable!
    It is now on my wish list:)

    Cheers Michael
     
  30. DarkAnvil

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    Hi all,

    NRender 2 is now available : http://u3d.as/9CZ

    Update your package from your assetStore account or purchase ;)
     
  31. mensch-mueller

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    Thanks a lot,
    Bought it today and for creating simple material(like fabrics), with normal map, i now can avoid launching Bitmap2Material most of the time. Especially for fast prototypes. Really fast workflow now.
    Just some suggestions:
    When i drag a new texture on N Render window, i would like that the values(which i fine-tuned) stay, and not return to a default value. So i can create similar materials faster... Or a way to safe presets!
    It would also be a benefit, if i can drag the light source in the editor window(holding shift key like in Substance Designer?).
    Zoom in maps?
    Loading HDRs as light source?

    Cheers
    Michael
     
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  32. DarkAnvil

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your feed back, I take note of your request for the next update
     
  33. Rahd

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    Can i use the Scripts in Runtime Build , to generate Maps in Game ?
     
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  34. DarkAnvil

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    Hi,

    Yes you can, but it isn't a good idea because it's take some time to compute a normal map ...
     
  35. usmanmahmood

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    Hi,

    I am getting this error when i open the N-Render window in unity 5.5.0f3 windows. please help with the solution.
    Thanks,
    Usman.
     

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  36. natsupy

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    Hi, i have same issue with ver 5.5.2p2, you were still support theme