[Sidefx-houdini-list] Baking High Resolution Geometry into Normal Maps

Stephen Tucker stucker at allegrodigital.com
Wed May 9 18:51:52 EDT 2018


I've been getting poor results with this too in h16.5. Haven't tried in
other versions, but it seems like the normal are pretty gross when using
the bake texture rop

On Wed, 9 May 2018, 4:15 p.m. David Johnson, <daveinengland at gmail.com>
wrote:

> To add a little clarity, I was trying to render the normals of a high res
> object into the tangent space of a low res object.
>
> Dave
>
> On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 10:01 PM, Jordan Halsey <jordanhalsey at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hmmm...That's weird. Are you using the normal sop? Houdini has great
> normal
> > baking and I use it all the time. Clean your geo of any unwanted
> attributes
> > and use the principled shader.
> >
> > Jordan
> >
> >
> > *Jordan Reece Halsey*
> > *maya | houdini | nuke | ae*
> > *www.jordanhalsey.com <http://www.jordanhalsey.com>*
> > *323-273-9995*
> >
> > On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 12:42 AM, Olivier Jeannel <facialdeluxe at gmail.com
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Thank you for that ! I often struggle with baking normals. Usualy I can
> > > have the ao, curvature and so on, but often the normal map output is
> > black.
> > >
> > > 2018-05-06 7:46 GMT+02:00 David Johnson <daveinengland at gmail.com>:
> > >
> > > > I learned a very good lesson in this process. In Houdini 15.5 at
> least,
> > > the
> > > > uv's on your UV Object must be vertex uv's, not point uv's. I banged
> my
> > > > head against the wall for quite a while on that one.
> > > >
> > > > I just thought I'd put that one out there for anyone else who might
> be
> > > > struggling on this like I was. Or maybe I just put it here so that
> if I
> > > > forget in a year and go to look it up, my email will remind me.
> > > >
> > > > Dave
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