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Title: REQUEST: Pipe thread normal map
Post by: DriesV on October 31, 2012, 01:33:19 am
Hi,

Can somebody please share a good normal map for pipe threads (e.g. ISO 228)?
The KeyShot bundled normal map 'Horizontal_Tubes_Normal.jpg' is working great for far shots, but I need better fidelity for close shots.

greetings,
Dries
Title: Re: REQUEST: Pipe thread normal map
Post by: DriesV on October 31, 2012, 05:39:07 am
Why I ask:

Adding threads as geometry gives very good results, but it is a pretty laborious job.
Take a look below at the steps needed to do this in SolidWorks and what it looks like rendered.

How can I reach similar (+/-) results by using textures only?

Dries
Title: Re: REQUEST: Pipe thread normal map
Post by: m2tts on October 31, 2012, 07:53:17 am
Nothing beats real geometry for realism.
Title: Re: REQUEST: Pipe thread normal map
Post by: DriesV on October 31, 2012, 07:55:32 am
Nothing beats real geometry for realism.

I was afraid to get that answer... ;D

Dries
Title: Re: REQUEST: Pipe thread normal map
Post by: guest84672 on November 01, 2012, 12:18:41 pm
Plus, with a texture you won't get the the "visual deformation" on the sides of the screw. As you said, it looks ok from a distance.
Title: Re: REQUEST: Pipe thread normal map
Post by: DriesV on November 01, 2012, 06:42:15 pm
Are displacement maps coming to KeyShot 4?
Adding threads would be a perfect use for it.

(Btw, where is that KS4 beta...  ;D)

Dries
Title: Re: REQUEST: Pipe thread normal map
Post by: guest84672 on November 02, 2012, 12:13:05 pm
Displacement maps are not coming for KS 4 - sorry. Beta will be a while until we can hand it out.