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Heya amazing folks and sorry to bother!


There is a type of normal map (I think it is a normal) that I've been trying to reproduce with no success.
(For learning and maybe release a small mod).
Here are 3 dds textures and its _n versions:


What I've tried:

Using the Normal Map Plus plugin, but it becomes something very different:



And using the alpha mask (Control+C the whole image before apllying mask), it looks similar to the desired one but I dunno how to proceed after that (nomal map plus fubars the whole image again).



Would you be so kind as to tell +or- how to create these _n from its base image?
Specially the one for dirtrubble_n , looks almost fully blank/transparent but does a lot of difference ingame.
Maybe I should use a different program for this type of map effect?

Thanks in advance to all of you who help and make this program/world all the more lovely! 😃

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  • toe_head2001 changed the title to How do I use a Normal Map, or something?
3 hours ago, welshblue said:

Apologies @H1mself1to for the late reply


No worries, I'm just glad someone replied =D


Is this the result you want ?

Not really, these are done by using the normal map plus plugin right?


I want to learn (more or less) how to make those same _n versions contained in the googledrive folder.

Guess those were made using alpha?

Thought it was normal map because of the _n https://wiki.unrealengine.com/Assets_Naming_Convention

I tried a bit and then looked for videos about alpha but they are either too simple or too complex.

Was hoping there is a fast/sure way to create those _n maps (like a filter or dunno, similar to the way normal map plus plugin works).
But if its something overly complicated guess I should just skip adding custom textures.

If its kinda lengthy process and hard to explain, feel free to link a video or tutorial!

And many thanks!!

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23 minutes ago, TrevorOutlaw said:



Try this website.


Nice, seems like this can produce those same kinds of maps! Now just gotta do lots of testing :)


welshblue and TrevorOutlaw thanks a ton!


Edit - For the record, how are these types of images called? Just so I can reference it correctly in the future.

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