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General Category => ASL Scripts => Topic started by: benzjie on February 03, 2009, 09:18:21 am

Title: script request....unwrap mesh
Post by: benzjie on February 03, 2009, 09:18:21 am
The ideas is simple..and usefull i think..execution however...
Lets say you have a very detailed mesh but its very high poly...so rendertimes will be way up.
It would be handy if you can unwrap that mesh with all details preserved so you can use this mesh ( printscreen) as a bumpmap/normalmap over the simplified mesh. Just like you can use Z brush maps as bumps over a simplified version of that mesh.
Just an idea.
Title: Re: script request....unwrap mesh
Post by: hihosilver on February 04, 2009, 02:45:51 am
That is the basis of creating normal maps or displacements maps in programs such as Zbrush I believe.  The artists create both the high and low poly models, then use the low-poly UV's and 'bake' the high poly model onto this UV's into a normal map or displacement map.
Title: Re: script request....unwrap mesh
Post by: benzjie on February 04, 2009, 07:15:09 am
yep:)
Title: Re: script request....unwrap mesh
Post by: benzjie on February 19, 2009, 03:14:53 pm
There is a proggie that does the same thing..and its free.. http://www.nvidia.com/object/melody_home.html (http://www.nvidia.com/object/melody_home.html)