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Normal Mapping space confusion

I've been reading today about normal mapping. Up to now, the only normal mapping I encountered was with maps already in world space so I just extracted the info from the texture and transformed them ...
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Normal map causing certain faces to get shaded

I added a normal map to a MR arch & design material in Max 2012. I have a specular in the reflection color slot and a diffuse in the diffuse slot. As i increase the intensity of the normal map i ...
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Normal map applied as diffuse textures looks wrong

Diffuse textures works fine, but I am having problem with normal maps, so I thought I'd tried to apply the normal maps as the diffuse map in my fragment shader so I could see everything is OK. I ...
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Why don't we use the whole color depth for normal maps?

All normal maps I've seen are pinkish or bluish. So it seems like only a short color range is used. Why do game developers give away so much precision? Update: The short answer is, that technically, ...
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Normal mapping for Android and iOS

I'm making a mobile game for Android and iOS on Unity. At the moment I am researching and designing the technical aspects of the game. Since it is not plausible to use highly detailed models for ...
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OSX Based Equivalents for Stacking Normal Maps?

I've been looking for an OSX based alternative to the Windows based xNormal and NVIDIA textures tools for stacking normal maps in photoshop. Can anyone recommend something, whether it's a standalone ...
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Why are normal maps in tangent space but not in normal space?

I want to implement normal mapping in my little game engine. When getting into normal mapping, I wonder why normal maps are typically in tangent space but not in normal space? That normal maps in ...
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Texturize a shape of multiple triangles in 2D

This is an example of a shape consisting of multiple points, triangles and eventually a shape: Red Dots = Vector3 (X, Y, Z) or Vector2 (X, Y) If I have a Texture of a certain size, how do I ...