xNormal Alternatives

    xNormal is described as 'application to generate normal / ambient occlusion / displacement maps' 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 (Freemium), Crazybump (Paid), NVIDIA Melody (Free) and HandPlane Baker (Free Personal).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 15, 2019

    • AwesomeBump is an open source program designed to generate normal, height, specular or ambient occlusion textures from a single image. View 19 alternatives to AwesomeBump
      Some users think AwesomeBump is a great alternative to xNormal, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      AwesomeBump vs xNormal
      pros, cons and recent comments
      xNormal is a program to bake normal maps from high to low resolution meshes, and AwesomeBump doesn't perform that main function at all.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    • Quixel Suite is a bundle of tools for creating amazing materials for use in real time applications. View 26 alternatives to Quixel Suite
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Quixel Suite vs xNormal
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago



    • Crazybump generates lighting maps from 2D textures. It supports ambient occlusion (AO) maps, bump maps, normal maps, and more. View 18 alternatives to Crazybump
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Crazybump vs xNormal
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

    • NVIDIA Melody creates high quality normal maps that make a low-poly model look like a high-poly model. View 13 alternatives to NVIDIA Melody
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      NVIDIA Melody vs xNormal
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It doesnt work on newer software unlike Xnormal. Also, works bad on non Nvidia GPUs
      Negative comment 7 months ago

    • Handplane Baker is a free baking tool for a production environment that processes extremely dense models easily. View 13 alternatives to HandPlane Baker
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows


    • MindTex is a normal map generation utility for game developers and 3d professionals. View 21 alternatives to MindTex
      • Windows
    • A powerful, yet easy to use, all-in-one texture baking solution for any 3D artist. View 13 alternatives to MightyBake
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      MightyBake vs xNormal
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's not similar enough! Assossiated with AutoDesk Maya Corporation
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    • ModLab is a free tool that can generate and fine tune normal maps in a realtime rendering environment. View 17 alternatives to ModLab
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • Convert simple images into texture maps required by CGI software. View 7 alternatives to NORMALIZATOR
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      • Windows