Modular Material Functions for UE4
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by Amanda Luginbuhl
7 hours ago

I've never heard of isolating the green channel of the normal map and using it as a paint layer. What effect does that create exactly?

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Modular Material Functions for UE4
2 January, 2018

Mauriccio Torres shared some interesting material functions, which can make your texture production a bit easier.

So far the functionality is pretty bare, but hopefully, it will be updated in the future. Here are the current features:

– Tint Albedo: Tints albedo map by changing the color for a new one

– Change Normal Intensity: Increase normal map intensity

What’s great about it, is that it could be used to achieve faster iteration and get a whole bunch of assets done really quickly. Just check out this work done on some of the fantasy shields by Mauriccio. There’s a lot of variety here.



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