Today we are taking a look at a free, cross-platform (Mac, Windows & Linux) texturing tool from Agisoft called De-Lighter. The purpose is all in the name, it’s for removing the effects of lighting from a texture. This is useful in removing specular highlights or shadows from a texture captured via photography or 3D scans via photogrammetry such as using Meshroom.
The workflow is simple enough, you enter a 3D object in a variety of 3D formats with the original texture applied. You then mark the areas that are influenced by light and the areas that are shadowed and De-Lighter takes care of the rest. This leaves you with a texture that is then light neutral for use in your own lighting set up, be it a 3D renderer or a real-time game engine. Thanks to 80.lv for the heads up on this release.
De-Lighter is available for download, completely free and no registration required, right here. Watch the video below to see De-Lighter in action.