Tutorial: How to make a Normal map for Vray Sketchup

What are Normal Maps?
Normal map is a type of map used in 3D rendering and modeling. The normal map contains information about the direction of the surface of an object in the form of color. This normal map is very important in making games and animations, because it makes the details and surface textures of objects look more realistic.

Where can I create a normal map?
Photoshop is an application that can be used to create normal maps. In this article, we will provide a guide on how to create a normal map in Photoshop.

How to make a Normal map

  1. Open your Photoshop program. in this tutorial I use photoshop cc 2018.

  2. After that open your material into Photoshop.

  1. After that click Filter → 3D - Generate Normal Map

  1. then set it in the detail scale section, then click ok. see picture below

  1. then automatically your material will be like this.

  2. after that save by clicking File → Save As

  3. save it with the same name as the main material, just add the word ‘normal map’ at the end of the name.

yep, done. Now you can apply the normal map to Vray. That’s how to make a normal vray map, I hope this tutorial is useful


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and off course, if you need a bump map, it’s the other menu. the one saying “generating bump map” :innocent:

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