Maya Training

Creating characters In Maya and Zbrush

Maya Training

Creating character renders in Maya 2017 and Arnold

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 30-09-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: England - and proud of it!
Posts: 175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Creating bump maps from colour maps

I'm about to start work on my first attempt at texturing anything (I've been practicing modelling for ages - time I tried something else!). I'm going to be texturing a building that I have made, and I want to give the bricks that '3D feeling', without having to model them, so I am going to be using a bump map (possibly displacement, depending on what you guys think is the best solution) Now, I already have the colour map that I am going to use, but it doesn't have an associated bump map. What is the best/easiest way to create the bump map? I'd appreciate any links to tutorials, or just answers posted here.

'England Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty' - Vice-Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson - Battle of Trafalgar - 21st October 1805
kennez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2005, 04:31 PM   #2
dae's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 780
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up to bump

convert your colour map to grayscale, delete anything that you dont want bump mapped, adjust the levels as you see fit, remeber white is high and black is low.

As for using bump maps or displacment map, really depends on what you want, with the displacment map you can convert it into polys, so if you have an upclose shot you see geo not pixels. Your scene will end up heavy with polys.

René Descartes
dae is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2017 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.