What is nature/quarry_trans_normal for?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Jeebies, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Jeebies

    Jeebies L2: Junior Member

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    I was browsing the tf textures and ran across this and was wondering how this is used - does anyone know? It looks like a 3d anaglyph of some crystals or something...

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  2. Spike

    Spike L10: Glamorous Member

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    normalmaps are used to create the 3D appearence on flat textures. You can see examples of it on all HL2, brick walls, concrete walls, human models, etc. If you look at water textures u will realize they are the same kind of textures, they are flat but it looks like a 3D surface

    You can link a normal map to a texture with the .vmf.