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Improved Height Map for Diamond Knurl
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* 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.

Henry H


* 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.

John R.

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December 23, 2012, 09:25:53 AM
Great Post Henry...
Thanks for sharing.  :)

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* 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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* December 27, 2012, 03:25:48 AM

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