Author Topic: Improved Height Map for Diamond Knurl  (Read 1216 times)

Henry Hubich

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Improved Height Map for Diamond Knurl
« on: December 09, 2012, 08:08:57 PM »
Using the attached "Diamond Knurl Hgt Map.bmp" with "Wrapped height map" Texture is, IMO, an improvement over the built-in "Wrapped Knurl" Texture, because the built-in Texture produces rectangular instead of diamond-shaped pyramids. I also think it does a better job than Height Map images I've posted in the past. Use it with "Cylindrical" Wrapping.

Hope you find it useful.

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Re: Improved Height Map for Diamond Knurl
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 09:56:43 PM »
re: …diamond-shaped pyramids

Those can be created by adding a Wrapping shader, such as ST Layout and applying a 45° Rotation. They're not as good as what you have.
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Re: Improved Height Map for Diamond Knurl
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 09:25:53 AM »
Great Post Henry...
Thanks for sharing.  :)
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Re: Improved Height Map for Diamond Knurl
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 09:34:42 AM »
yes agreed helpful pointer H.O.H. sample images look good as well thanks for posting  ;)

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Re: Improved Height Map for Diamond Knurl
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 03:25:48 AM »
wow!
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