Awesome Bump – Make your game prettier

Updated on January 11, 2016 in  [R] Textures
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9 on March 19, 2015

Hey guys!

A while ago I was looking into normal, height and other texture maps. I was wondering how the studio’s made them. So I googled around and found Crazy Bump.
With Crazy Bump you can generate all the maps that unity accepts.
But it costs $299 and only has a 30-day trial.

I thought: My game looks good enough already and it’s just a hassle with all these shaders.
And like that I ended my quest.

Today I reimported one of my blender models. (Unity 5 doesn’t like older blender versions)
By default those models get a white material. But as it is one of my bunkers, I wanted it to have the old concrete texture I used before upgrading. So I created a new material and assigned the texture to the albedo slot.

All fine and dandy you’d say right?
Well kinda… It worked just fine but I thought that it looked worse than in Unity 4.
That’s strange, but after fiddling with some parameters I still thought it was looking bad.
I looked at the new standard shader and thought: You know… It’s really easy to use those additional maps right now. Has anything changed with Crazy Bump lately? No. I looked further and found an awesome program!

TL;DR

I found Awesome Bump. Everything that Crazy Bump offers but open source and free.
You can just import your texture and create all the maps that unity accepts.

When you use that in unity it gives really nice results!
With only an albedo texture:

With all of the maps:

As you can see, the result is awesome!
If you want to download the program, here’s a link to the official website: http://awesomebump.besaba.com/

Good luck everybody and happy coding!

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2 on March 19, 2015

Wow that really is awesome

Guru
on March 19, 2015

You mean awesome… bump!?

Sorry, that’s the best joke I’ve made today XD

Guru
on March 19, 2015

XD well if is a pretty good joke

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0 on March 20, 2015

How I couldn’t find something like this a month ago when I was struggling with some normal maps…
Thanks Dion, Downloading ASAP.

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0 on March 20, 2015

Well still working with 2D sprites cause The 3D World is a little difficult but I will download it too. Never know when I go The 3D way 😉

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0 on April 3, 2015

It would be perfect if there was a way to paste image into this, instead of sifting through 50 folders to get ti the file I want. That’s why CrazyBump is so popular – I don’t have to save an  image and open it elsewhere, I just ctrl+c, ctrl+v and it’s there!

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0 on May 25, 2015

Thats really cool. The same thing can be accomplished from a really good normal map. But the bump and height map make an objects texture really stand out. Cool

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0 on May 25, 2015

Thanks for sharing this! I am going to download this immediately, it will definitely help my games look a lot better

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0 on January 11, 2016

Amazing. I didn’t see this until just now. I’ll be looking into this!

P.S. Bumping the ‘Bump’ post.

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