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).
- 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
- Free • Open Source
AwesomeBump vs xNormalxNormal is a program to bake normal maps from high to low resolution meshes, and AwesomeBump doesn't perform that main function at all.
- Quixel Suite is a bundle of tools for creating amazing materials for use in real time applications. View 26 alternatives to Quixel Suite
- Freemium • Proprietary
Quixel Suite vs xNormalQuixel 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.
- Crazybump generates lighting maps from 2D textures. It supports ambient occlusion (AO) maps, bump maps, normal maps, and more. View 18 alternatives to Crazybump
- Paid • Proprietary
Crazybump vs xNormalIts 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.