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pasis
12-02-2011, 06:31 AM
Hello,

I created a quick guide how to use bump maps in mapping. It is a step by step guide for beginners on this subject. When you have gone through this guide you know enough to start experimenting more.

Let me know if you have hard times with any of the steps or have any other comments.

EDIT (12-Dec): Added many new things to the tutorial and uploaded the newest version 1.1.
EDIT (13-Dec): Minor corrections - new version 1.1a

tilt
12-02-2011, 07:34 AM
nice little tut pasis, well done :)

Djekspek
12-02-2011, 07:46 AM
Great tut, thanks for posting! cheers, DJ

Ramah
12-02-2011, 08:32 AM
Yup, nice little tut there Pasis. I'm sure we'll be seeing many more textured battlemaps appearing on the site for a while. :)

pasis
12-02-2011, 08:40 AM
The good thing is that with some modification and combinations with other methods, you can create great regional maps too.

waldronate
12-02-2011, 12:38 PM
Desaturating a normal map... That explains the peculiar lighting quality that I see in your maps that I never quite could figure out.

bkh1914
12-07-2011, 09:07 AM
Nice tutorial. I seems to work in GIMP as well, with appropriate substitutions of course.

Vascant
12-09-2011, 07:56 PM
I always print your tutorials out to keep handy.

Excellent work once again, thanks.

pasis
12-11-2011, 08:29 AM
Glad to hear that this comes handy. I will add an update soon as there are couple of tricks that really help to get great results.

Vascant
12-12-2011, 10:04 AM
Glad to hear that this comes handy. I will add an update soon as there are couple of tricks that really help to get great results.

Thanks, I will hold off printing it then. This is one of those areas (like a lot of areas) that I can always use more help and ideas for how to implement them.

pasis
12-12-2011, 05:12 PM
Tutorial updated to version 1.1 covering several ways to enhance your heightmaps. The newest version is attached in the opening post. I actually discovered few new tricks while making the guide and now I just have to find time to use them.

tilt
12-13-2011, 03:30 AM
A quick note - on page 7 you say "take the pen tool", where it is actually called the "brush" tool :)

pasis
12-13-2011, 03:34 AM
A quick note - on page 7 you say "take the pen tool", where it is actually called the "brush" tool :)

Great that you have read through the guide ;) I will correct it straight away!

Stormhawk
12-18-2011, 01:19 PM
Love it... saved it... going to dabble in it later thanks :)

Mustak
04-19-2012, 11:31 AM
Thanks for the tutorial.

Good recommendation software. Geocontrol 2 looks awesome.

Bisol von Sint-Omer
04-20-2012, 01:01 PM
Thanks for the tutorial again, and thanks for the two bitmaps too. Once I have some free time (you know what I mean, uh ?) I will try them. The feed-back shall follow on this topic or another ;)

Bisol von Sint-Omer
04-20-2012, 02:19 PM
May I ask a stupid question ? Once you have produced this high resolution map, how do you use it in order to create a large map ? For a ground texture, using it as a gimp brush works pretty well for me, but for the mountains this is another matter, as their size, heights, etc... make them quite useless as a brush.

pasis
04-20-2012, 03:03 PM
I dont use the bumpmaps as a brush, but standard gray scale image. in order to create large images i create several bumpmaps and copy paste them into one large image. Then just edit them to blend them together.

Bisol von Sint-Omer
04-20-2012, 03:07 PM
Understood. Thank you ;) For the ground textures, are you brushing them ?

pasis
01-05-2013, 03:22 PM
Understood. Thank you ;) For the ground textures, are you brushing them ?

Sorry for the late reply (I had missed the question). Yes, I make a brush out from the textures I use and then paint with them.

DonDozone
01-06-2013, 04:48 AM
Very cool idea & tutorial! I now use it in my own map. Thank you very much for sharing it! :)

Meshon
06-24-2013, 11:16 PM
Thanks for this!

cheers,
Meshon