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..:: 2D/Images Tools ::..

TheGIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

TheGimp2.png GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. Useful for Creating and editing Textures.

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Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. Useful for Creating and editing Textures. Visit Homepage



An exellent 2D editor. Freeware, Opensource, pluging, LUA scripting and more. Well Really perfect and fast for doing your texture. It's to simulate natural brush tools. It is therefore suitable to leave your creativity free run. Artweaver offers you a clear program window, which can be used without training immediately. Visit Homepage

..:: Texture Generation Tools ::..

Map Zone

Mapzone.jpg MaPZone is simply the most advanced texturing tool ever. MaPZone is only intended to be used for producing high quality textures, and this is what it does best. Based on a unique and patented technology called the FX Maps, MaPZone is the only procedural tool giving you that much control over your creation. All the maps you will produce with MaPZone will automatically tile. It's a natural benefit of procedural textures, but that's only an option, so you can get non tiling textures if you prefer. The maps will be resolution independent too.

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Genetica.png Genetica is the latest seamless texture, animation, and HDRI environment map editor.

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SphereMap Generator

XSphereMap.png This tool creates Sphere Maps for (fake) reflections out of 6 single images (cubemap).

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XN.jpg xNormal is an application to generate normal / ambient occlusion / parallax displacement and relief maps. It can also project the texture of the highpoly model into the lowpoly mesh ( complete texture transfer, even with different topologies ).

Includes too an interactive 3D viewer with multiple mesh and textures format support, shaders and realtime soft shadows / glow effect. To finish, comes with some useful tools like height map - normal map - cavity map - occlusion - tangent/object space tools. Visit Homepage

Crazy Bump

Crazybump.jpg Crazy Bump is little but very powerfull tools to create your normal map for all your model.

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ShaderMap Pro

Shadermap.gif ShaderMap Pro automatically converts photographic textures to height, normal, ambient occlusion, dudv, and specular maps in seconds.

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