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xNormal is described as 'application to generate normal / ambient occlusion / displacement maps. It can also project the texture of the highpoly model into the lowpoly mesh ( complete texture transfer, even with different topologies )' and is an app in the photos & graphics category. There are nine alternatives to xNormal for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is AwesomeBump, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like xNormal are Quixel Suite, NVIDIA Melody, Crazybump and HandPlane Baker.

This page was last updated Sep 12, 2020
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

xNormal is an application to generate normal / ambient occlusion / displacement maps. It can also project the texture of...

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  1. AwesomeBump

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    AwesomeBump is an open source program designed to generate normal, height, specular or ambient occlusion textures from a single image. Since the image processing is done in 99% on GPU the program runs very fast and all the parameters can be changed in real time.

    AwesomeBump vs xNormal opinions
    Some users think AwesomeBump is a great alternative to xNormal, some don't.

    xNormal is a program to bake normal maps from high to low resolution meshes, and AwesomeBump doesn't perform that main function at all.

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  2. Quixel was founded in 2011 by Teddy Bergsman and Waqar Azim, based on the vision of substantially speeding up how creators build digital environments, by giving them access to a vast and ever-expanding library of 3D building blocks, and easy-to-use tools to greatly simplify the...

    Quixel Suite vs xNormal opinions
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    Quixel suite was made to texture 3D objects, while XNormal was made to bake High Poly models into lowpoly textures. While Quixel has recently added certain baking it doesn't do it for highpoly to lowpoly and as such the major use of the two programs are far from similar.

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  3. NVIDIA Melody

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    NVIDIA Melody creates high quality normal maps that make a low-poly model look like a high-poly model. Simply load your low-poly working model, then load your high-poly reference model, click the "Generate Normal Map" button and watch Melody go to town.

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    It doesnt work on newer software unlike Xnormal. Also, works bad on non Nvidia GPUs

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  4. Crazybump

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Crazybump generates lighting maps from 2D textures. It supports ambient occlusion (AO) maps, bump maps, normal maps, and more.

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    Its just image to material, you cant use a model to bake normals, models are only used just to see the material you created on that model. You cant bake.

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  5. HandPlane Baker

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Handplane Baker is a free baking tool for a production environment that processes extremely dense models easily.



  6. MindTex

    • Windows

    MindTex is a normal map generation utility for game developers and 3d professionals.

  7. MightyBake

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Mightybake is fast hybrid GPU / CPU accelerated baker maximizes your hardware to bake textures ultra fast.

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    It's not similar enough!

    Assossiated with AutoDesk Maya Corporation

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  8. ModLab

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    ModLab is a free tool that can generate and fine tune normal maps in a realtime rendering environment.

  9. NORMALIZATOR

    • Windows

    Convert simple images into texture maps required by CGI software.

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