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I just based my landscape material on this. I just wish I could exactly figure out what is going on with normals, ao and displacement here.
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PixPlant is a smart texturing solution that can quickly turn your photo into seamless repeating textures and 3D maps. The toolkit features a smart texturing engine and 3D map editors that can save a lot of time.
Smart texturing engine is said to create quality seamless textures from a photo in a few clicks. It is also capable of synchronized seamless tiling of multiple textures. The solution has all the necessary tools to extract 3D maps from plain photos or from the seamless tiling textures that you can generate from them.
Here are some possible implementations:
Editing Wood planks in the normal map editor
Plastic surface specular editing
Editing ambient occlusion in a pebbles texture
Colored concrete in the specular editor
Tiling a roof texture in the Seed Wizard
Cloning Brick wall normals
The solution can edit Normal, Displacement, Diffuse, Specular and AO maps, featuring tools for whole-surface editing at fine and coarse levels, as well as pixel-level tools for more specific adjustments. It is also worth noting that 3D map changes are instantly rendered in a 3D Preview with displacement and parallax mapping, supporting your own 3D models.
PixPlant users’ art:
PixPlant works as a standalone app or inside Photoshop. You can find more information on the toolkit here.