Thursday, January 27, 2005

New Normal Mapping Link

I've got a list of links to normal mapping information here:
My Normal Map Links
I recently found a new link to add. It's a brief tutorial on how to create normal maps in 3DS Max 7. This is the method I've been using since Max 7 came out. Here's the new link:
Paul's Tutorial
Thanks to Paul Greveson for putting it together!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

First Post!

For the past year I've been learning to write real-time surface shaders in HLSL and Cg. I've learned a lot along the way and intend to continue to learn. So far I haven't had a very good avenue to use or share what I've learned except through my web site. I have written two tutorials on normal mapping that you can find here:

The second tutorial on normal mapping is still in progress. I haven't completed it yet. I've also posted some of the shaders that I've written. You can find them here:

I'm planning to use this blog to keep track of new things as I learn them, to help me sort out my ideas, and to help me keep track of the progress of my projects. Once I get enough info posted on a certain technique or shader, I'll make an official tutorial or shader post in the resources section - but I'm planning to use this blog as my scratch pad. If you'd like to leave comments, please feel free. I'd love some feedback.