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Daily Blender Tip 159: Bump maps or Normal maps?


Jan van den Hemel writes:

Bump maps or Normal maps, what is the difference and which one should you use? I was wondering this myself for a long time, so I decided to investigate. Watch this short video to find out what I discovered...

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Jan van den Hemel

Hi, my name is Jan and I help companies by creating short videos for their websites and internal use, mostly as a freelancer for agencies. I post daily one-minute tutorials for Blender users and wrote the popular "Blender Secrets" e-books.

1 Comment

  1. can you show the differences for 3D effects in render
    between normal and bump map
    function of the Camera angle , light source angle - object location
    and the best or worst way to use these type of maps

    happy cl

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