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 is the most popular Windows & Linux alternative to xNormal.
- - AwesomeBump is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to xNormal.
Comments about AwesomeBump as a Alternative to xNormal
xNormal is a program to bake normal maps from high to low resolution meshes, and AwesomeBump doesn't perform that main function at all.8
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 is the most popular Mac alternative to xNormal.
Quixel Suite Features
Comments about Quixel Suite as a Alternative to xNormal
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.1
This is a suite of ten Gimp plugins known as the 'Resynthesizer'. The most commonly used is 'Heal selection' but all use the plugin whose full interface is found at 'Filters>Map>Resynthesize.'
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.
Comments about NVIDIA Melody as a Alternative to xNormal
It doesnt work on newer software unlike Xnormal. Also, works bad on non Nvidia GPUs0
Crazybump generates lighting maps from 2D textures. It supports ambient occlusion (AO) maps, bump maps, normal maps, and more.
- - Crazybump is the most popular commercial alternative to xNormal.
Comments about Crazybump as a Alternative to xNormal
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.1
MindTex is a normal map generation utility for game developers and 3d professionals. Built to rival the competition in quality without the steep price, whether you want to generate a normal, height, specular, gloss, self-illumination, occlusion, or reflection map, you can easily...
Mightybake is fast hybrid GPU / CPU accelerated baker maximizes your hardware to bake textures ultra fast.
Comments about MightyBake as a Alternative to xNormal
It's not similar enough!
Assossiated with AutoDesk Maya Corporation0