NextPreviousHomeUpcoming feature: displacement mapping

michiel | 8 years ago | 8 comments | 15 likes | 3,786 views

liuyongcai, Dani, ID Production and 12 others like this!

I am happy to announce that the next version of BluffTitler will feature displacement mapping.

Displacement mapping is an advanced version of bump mapping. With bump mapping only the lighting is adjusted to give the impression of bumps. With displacement mapping the mesh is adjusted which produces a much more realistic effect.

Here are a few screenshots of our experiments.

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For more info about displacement mapping, read this Wikipedia page:

michiel, 8 years ago

To make displacement mapping work you need dynamic tessellation.

Modern graphics cards can do this in hardware and DirectX 11 (used by the next version of BluffTitler) gives us access to this power:

michiel, 8 years ago

The displacement textures have been created with Filter Forge:

michiel, 8 years ago

Wow!! you are giving so many surprises , this is amazing. For to me there is no words to explain thumbs up!!! .

Dani, 8 years ago

Thank you Dani!

michiel, 8 years ago

Displacement mapping is a great enhancement and will offer bew possibilities. Thank you Michiel.

vincent, 8 years ago

What a great Add.

Displacement is good for fur-effects. :-)))
I know this effect from the program Poser.

Ulli, 8 years ago

wow.Great :)

chaver, 8 years ago

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