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BlendFab Online All Normal Map Generator

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BlendFab just shared this online normal map generator. Just upload a picture or pattern, adjust the parameters, preview in realtime WebGL and download the result!

Guys - now everyone can generate all necessary maps directly from the BlendFab website!

All the best,
BlendFab

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

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    • For everyone to know:
      About BlendFab Normal Map Online Generator
      1. Developer - Originally is Petry Cristian.
      2. The particular Map Generator is free for modifying and republishing.
      3.Modifications made by Ilvins Uzors.
      4.BlendFab has nothing common with Blender or to the Blender related activities.
      License: MIT
      Copyright (c) 2014 Christian Petry | Today Copyright (c) 2019 Ilvins Uzors (BlendFab)
      Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software
      and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction,
      including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute,
      sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
      furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
      The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or
      substantial portions of the Software.
      THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
      INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
      FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
      IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM,
      DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE,
      ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
      OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
      All the best,
      Ilvins Uzors
      BlendFab

      • Not mentioning the original developer at the generator site is bad manners to me and is certainly grounds for steering clear of such services to say the least.

        • Ilyak... Please read out the Licence slow and clearly that is mentioned above.

          You also are welcome to BlendFab and please be aware what statements you are making about the BlendFab provided services.

          P.s. Please read out the licence SLOWLY and CLEARLY.

          • SLOWLY and CLEARLY, here is my opinion: even if the licence of the original tool is very permissive, at the very least you should mention and link the original author. That's a kind of tacit agreement in the open source world.

            Not to mention that licence is not shown on your website, that, by the way, I just removed from my bookmarks.

  1. It seems very similar to their asset manager, which is simply a renamed Simple asset manager. This company is getting better at renaming tools every day ):blen

    • Peter... Be aware of that what statements you are making about BlendFab as the Company.

      Any tool can have any Name long it completes the work and helps to improve working process.

      All Tools that will be related to BlendFab will carrie the BlendFab name.

      Also there is no any licence restrictions that any of our modified scripts or, already premade tools, that have been modified by BlendFab Team, can not be renamed.

      So there is nothing more to add as - It is always good to get better and to show in the new light old forgotten things.

      P.s. Be aware what statements you are making about the BlendFab as company.

      • I cannot agree more with you. In the open-source world, anybody can rename anything and claim it's his, and it's one of the advantages of GPU and other licenses. Of course, some old-fashioned folks tend to credit original authors when they simply use some code without any real modifications. But the licenses usually don't oblige to anything like that. And I only stated the obvious, that this company is good at renaming tools, without any negativity ;)

        • Peter... Your statement was as follows: " This company is getting better at renaming tools every day ):blen".

          The BlendFab main working direction is not renaiming tools to get better with this process.

          BlendFab is Worlds Largers Online Asset Libray that can be Synchronized with any local PC and Laptop and used in Online and Offline modes.

          Whit that providing large amount of assets directly from manufacturers to Architects, Designers and 3D GFX Artists.

          This work is main direction of BlendFab with which the BlendFab is getting better every day.

          So your "obvious" statement are only your opinion related to misunderstanding of what is the main working direction of BlendFab, as the company, and with what the BlendFab are moving forward and getting better.

          Therefore with all honor I am telling that be aware of what statements your are claiming according to BlendFab as the company and to the BlendFab related actions.

      • What's that thing with "Be aware what statements you are making about the BlendFab as company"?

        So far, you act condescending and irritated when faced with criticism. Count me out of your services.

        • Tony... There is nothing wrong with the criticism as long it stays on the track with real facts.

          Therefore I am saying that, there is no reason to make any false statements that are related to unknown facts, like the one of "remaining tool" business.

          If anyone have something to criticize that is based on real facts then please do not hasitate to do that.

          Anyway, you also are welcome to BelndFab like everyone else.
          Do not let your perception to hold you away from things that might help you.

          All the best,
          BlendFab

    • Hahahaha, Their Free Materials comes from the internet, they download some CC0 textures from the websites and sharing them as free :)

  2. This is honestly the best online tool I've seen for this kind of stuff. Just wish that there was an offline version too, I'm sure it wouldn't be to hard using electron.

  3. What’s with the “be aware of your statements about blendfab etc, etc...” ?!
    Are they poorly disguised legal threats?
    Dude, seriously, hire a PR person and stay away from forums.

  4. Guys... This is to all of you who have any doubts, suspicious thoughts, statements to make, opinions, manner claims e.t.c.

    BlendFab has been made from a different kind of resource - some of them you can find on the web by yourself.
    So there is nothing more to add.

    Everyone is more than welcome to BlendFab - Feel free to use the BlendFab web platform services on producing your daily works.

    All the best,
    BlendFab Team

    • Wow, this guys are really getting desperate, I sincerally don't know what this person wants to achieve with shaming other people's art on twitter, and spamming the same "jOiN bLeNdFaB" over and over again, it's someone who has absolutely no idea on how to deal with PR

      • Yap Pedro Augusto - Wow, how everyone is getting so insulted by simple CC -right!?
        Poor shamed big artists!!!
        You really do not know anything, so do not make any statements about someone shaming other ones before you have see or heard both sides of the story.

        The shamed can be only that one who is perceiving the information as the insult or something that is said about him personally.

        If you have made something - created some "ARTWORK" then be so kind and stable to hear how it can be viewed from different perceptions, not only from "Thumbs Up".

        By the way - you also are welcome to use the BlendFab Asset platform, as everyone!

        • I'm not shaming anyone buddy, I saw your twitter, I eager to see your "artworks" if they are on a level so high for you to call other people's content s**t.
          And no, I'm not subbing to BlendFab.
          There are better services out there

          • Pedro! Like all others, you really not getting anything...
            There has never been talk about that some "ARTWORK" are better or on a high level or on bad and on the lower level.

            If you see something that you percept as the not likable or with the errors then, like everyone, you can say your vision about the particular "ARTWORK".

            If I say that this is "Crazy Bad" or "Lame" then I see this kind of job in that kind of way.

            And if you get upset about that or angry then it is just your perception that tells you, that someone is insulting your "BIG ARTWORK".

            But for the true - the "Lame" is the same as the "Thumbs Up" just the opposite side.

            Therefore I suggest everyone be so stable to perceive the all kind of information and all kind of visions about your "BIG ARTWORKS".

          • Well I think this is being as productive as talking to a dead pigeon, but as I'm reeeally pacient let me summarize:
            1 - Your twitter account is shameful, period. "See this kind of job in this kind of way", is the most generic excuse I've seen this month.
            2 - I'm not angry by any means, your library is not terrible, and there is a good variety of assets, but the relationship with the public is absolutely terrible
            3 - "Lame is the same thing as thumbs up just the opposite side" is my new twitter bio
            4 -No one is offending "my BIG ARTWORK", but spamming "Lame", "Crazy Bad", "Sick Bad" and etc on other people's art with a corporate account, that wants to promote a service, well, diminishing one's artwork instead of positively making your branding known is not the greatest idea

            But you know, I'm not getting anything...

  5. I am reading out this all and see that everyone is getting so smart to talk, but when it comes to doing work then everyone gets quiet.

    For me, the BlendFab project - website does the main work of helping us get good 3D Assets for 3D works.

    And why there is so much confusion about this Normal Map Generator. If the license says that you can do whatever you want with the prog. then there is no reason to be confused!

    • The thing is, it's one thing to use, and credit the original author, and other thing to announce a well know tool that's been around for ages on Blendernation, and diminishes any comment regarding doing credit to the author.
      If he wants to act like anyone is believing that this is original work, he can, but expect some response from other people.
      Also from the comment from Za'Narri : https://imgur.com/a/nB56vYc

      • About original author crediting - I will not agree with you, because licence says that there is no needs to do that - so everyone could do the same as the BlendFab, but non of us did. So you can choose which site to use with this tool!

        I did read out the Za'Narri comment... I do agree that there is som rough txt from BlendFab that, as I understand is coming from Ilvins.

        But I can't understand this frustration about it all? So as I see Za'Narri has taken all Tweeter comments of BledFab and just collected them in one whole list - for what?

        We are 7bilion people on the earth - so let each other have individual opinions and they must not have to be always in that best way.

        • Well in Open Source software is nice to credit the original author instead of claiming it's original, it's not , it's just blatant copy.
          The frustration is, it's not constructive criticism, it's just spamming mean words to other people's art, and he is using a corporate acc for that so diminishing other people work and at the same time advertising his 3d service so people can create artworks.

          • Ok. You stay on your own about the Open Source software. But we all know that if it is not stated in the license then the decision about who and what will credit is on each choice.

            :) Ha - sometimes it is getting very interesting.

            Just relax guys! So what - none of us are the artists and at the same time, we all are.

            There is no reason to get upset about the direct opposite opinion. Anyone can say anything. The most important thing is your own thoughts about what you are doing.

            All others doesn't matter.

            Cheeeerzzzz

  6. PEDRO - HERE IS MY ANSWER!

    PEDRO AUGUSTO on NOVEMBER 21, 2019 18:49 PM
    /Pedro/ Well I think this is being as productive as talking to a dead pigeon, but as I'm reeeally pacient let me summarize:
    /Ilvins/ It is patience not "pacient"! And if you have ever talked with dead pigeon then that is really understandable than you are missing something!

    /Pedro / 1 - Your twitter account is shameful, period. "See this kind of job in this kind of way", is the most generic excuse I've seen this month.
    /Ilvins/ 1 - My twitter account is shameful only in your perception. And to something in different ways is no excuse. Only you percept it as excuses.

    /Pedro/ 2 - I'm not angry by any means, your library is not terrible, and there is a good variety of assets, but the relationship with the public is absolutely terrible
    /Ilvins/ 2 - I will remember you the comment above! It is only your perception that does not allows you to percept different visions and different opinions, even if they are opposite of what you call good!

    /Pedro/ 3 - "Lame is the same thing as thumbs up just the opposite side" is my new twitter bio
    /Ilvins/ 3 - You can write on your BIO whatever you want to write! And by the way that is real true, if you didn't know. Black is the opposite of white and Lame is the opposite of Good.

    /Pedro/ 4 -No one is offending "my BIG ARTWORK", but spamming "Lame", "Crazy Bad", "Sick Bad" and etc on other people's art with a corporate account, that wants to promote a service, well, diminishing one's artwork instead of positively making your branding known is not the greatest idea
    /Ilvins/ 4 - That is only You Pedro who perceive that "not likable" comments are spamming. And if someone feels insulted about just the CC then there is nothing anyone can do about that.

    /Pedro/ But you know, I'm not getting anything...
    /Ilvins/ Yes I know that it is hard with you as you mentioned about your experience to talk with dead pigeon.

    Not everything is like it seems.

    • SO HERE IS MY ANSWER (I also know where Caps Lock is)
      Thanks for the correction, see? That's (sort of) CC, you said how it is written correctly, I'm no native english speaker and I think you aren't as well because there are a lot of errors in your writing as well, but the point is, you tought me how to write patience, (which actually in that case the correct word would be "patient", but let's ignore that), in your comments, you only write "lame", "bad", "s**t", or whatever, you don't suggest a way to improve that artwork. Suggesting a better way, giving tips etc, is CC what you do is just mindless spamming.
      And as I see you don't know what metaphor is, and really believes that I talk to dead pigeons so:
      https://www.grammarly.com/blog/metaphor/
      See? CC again :)

  7. Pedro... You just read out my comments in the list that was gathered from Twitter so you can not make any statements that all my comments are "lame", "bad", "sh...t", e.t.c.

    Because you have read out only this particular cutout from Twitter that is made by someone who willing to spend his time gathering this comments and not knowing the whole context.

    If I say that something is bad then I see it as that.
    I you are afraid to hear different kind of vision the there is nothing that can be done about that.

    See CC again... in whatever the words are used for that!

    • Oh no, actually I'm in your acual twitter account, I went to check it myself , and all I see are bot spammed promotions and news, normal for a company account to be honest, and others are "constructive criticisms", including trashing Andrew Price and others' renders and telling people to "mind their own way" when you started trashing their stuff
      But I think this conversation (if I can call it like that) already had enough, so, to end it: https://personalexcellence.co/blog/constructive-criticism/

  8. Ilvins you are so aggressive to everybody. You only want to hear good things about your way. Life isn't like that. Please hire an expert about communication/advertisement. Let the professionals do the job.

    Good words, good behaviors will create a royalty community for you. If you want to add more people to your community you are in the wrong way.

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