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Gammastrahler

Precalculated bump mapping?

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Hi, is there any whay of doing precalculated bump mapping in software? I consider to use it for static lighting in indoor scenes. Is that possible? I have the decal texture and the normal map loaded and use my point lights to calculate the final texture colors... is this possible even with radiosity? thanks Gammastrahler

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You should look for the recent thread about the Source Half Life 2 engine. It does something called Normal-Mapped Radiosity. I think the general concensus was that although the technique isn''t very technically correct, it is a very nice-looking approximation/hack.

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