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This page doesn't show up in a search for "normal map", I don't think articles like this should be plural; Normal Maps should redirect to Normal Map. Throttlekitty (talk) 14:41, 7 August 2014 (EDT)

Fixed it.
  1. "Normal map" was auto redirecting to "Normal Maps" for some reason, so I had to click on the "redirected from Normal map" link at top.
  2. Then I edited that redirect to point to Normal Map. Which fixed the problem.
  3. I deleted "Normal map", now a search goes right to Normal Map where the content is.
  4. Then I moved "Normal Map" to "Normal map".

EricChadwick (talk) 11:18, 8 August 2014 (EDT)

To do:

- EricChadwick (talk) 12:36, 9 May 2015 (EDT)

Page organization ideas:

What is a Normal Map?


Breakout pages: Normal Map Technical Details

  • Tangent-Space vs. Object-Space
  • Converting Between Spaces
  • Tangent Basis
  • RGB Channels
  • Common Swizzle Coordinates
  • Normal Map Compression

Texture Baking

  • Synched Workflow
  • UV Coordinates
  • Triangulation
  • Reset Transforms
  • Cages
  • Intersections
  • Edge Padding
  • Anti-Aliasing
  • Wavy Lines
  • Pixel Artifacts
  • Transparency
  • High Poly Materials

2D Workflow


  • 2D Normal Map Tools:
    • Nvidia Photoshop Filter
    • Crazy Bump
    • NDO
    • DDO
    • Substance Designer
  • Flat Color
  • Blending Normal Maps Together
  • Pre-Created Templates
  • Re-Normalizing
  • Ambient Occlusion into a Normal Map
  • Back Lighting

3D Workflow


Breakout pages: Normal Map Modeling

  • High-Poly Modeling Tricks
    • Sloped Extrusions
    • Edge Thickness
    • mental ray Round Corners Bump
    • Floating Geometry
  • Beveling
  • Smoothing Groups & Hard Edges
  • Mirroring
  • LODs


Warning about prevalence of misinformation.

  • Tutorials
  • Related Pages
  • 3D Tools
  • 2D Tools
  • Discussion

- EricChadwick (talk) 10:55, 12 May 2015 (EDT)

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