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Hernandez Jonathan asked ·

Substance painter normal map and c4dtoa

Hello i dont undestand why if i put my normal map from substance in the bump mad node in normal , or directly in standar node >geometrie >normal my mesh is darken ? i dont understand why and if i combine and height map the normal make artefact on my mesh ... ?

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Peter Horvath answered ·

You have to connect the image to the Bump map input:

The Normal on the bump2d shader is to chain multiple bumps and normal map shaders.


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ok but where i put my height map ?

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I think the height supposed to go to a normal_displacement and for the normal I would use a normal_map instead of the bump shader.

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it's complicated in my project I have displacement done under zbrush that I put in the displacement node.

Substance creates for me for arnold 5 a height map and a normal, I put the normal in the bump 2d in bump.

Where do I put the height map?

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Here's a thread about normal and height maps: https://answers.arnoldrenderer.com/questions/3437/how-to-manage-a-normal-and-height-map-together.html?sort=newest

You can combine a normal_map and bump2d shader as the user suggests:

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Peter Horvath answered ·

Not sure, maybe a color space issue? Check the color space option of the Substance Shader. You can also send me the scene to take a look.

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hello is not the color space i have tried ;-) i make a video a i will send it

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