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Derek Mallard asked ·

Arnold Normal Map Material Gives Model Black Outlines. Is something Wrong?

(Don't know if I'm posting this again since I didn't get any indication...)

I have 3DS Max and using Arnold with the latest MaxtToA.

Long story short. I'm working on a very nice scene and some annoying issues popped up.


This is what I DON'T WANT.



And this is with the normal map disabled.

It's what I want but, I really need the normal map for details.



I tried adjusting the gamma values and tinkering with things that may have something to do with the normal map material. This issue shows up at certain, but at most camera angles. And it's not just this character model that's having the issue.

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Gordon Moran answered ·

I'm seeing the same issue using Maya 2020. Is there a solution to this?

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Derek Mallard answered ·

@Lee Griggs Yes, as I said before, I tinkered with things that may have something to do with the normal maps.


Here's a scene where you can replicate my issue. Point the camera somewhere around the arms to see the issue more easily.


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The link does not work for me.

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The scene file was too big to fit the post and I can't seem to get the link working. Can I send it to you by Email/Gmail?

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Can you upload it somewhere like Gdrive, dropbox etc.

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Lee Griggs answered ·

Have you tried shuffling the order, inverting X, Y, Z?

If that doesn't work can you post the normal map and a simple scene file?

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