ShaderMap 4 Hands-On

ShaderMap 4 is a Windows based commercial application for rapidly creating texture maps. You can start from a single diffuse map and rapidly generate normal, height, ambient occlusion and other maps. You can also generate maps from a 3D object, using a very quick and easy workflow.

Key Shadermap 4 features include:

  • Fast Map Generation

Select a mode and source type then load the source file – ShaderMap will create a project generating maps from the source. It’s that easy.

  • Bake Maps from 3D

Load a 3d model into the project grid and render normal maps, AO, curve, color ID, and depth from the model geometry.

  • Speed and Memory

Maps are rendered using 32 bit floating point pixels and stored in 16 bit memory to ensure both speed and efficient memory usage.

  • Editor Exchange

Export any map to your favorite image editor at any time. Once done, save the map and the it will be brought back into ShaderMap.

  • Scripting with LUA

Export LUA scripts for any project. Control batch scripting of multiple source files, map rendering, setup lighting and more with the LUA API.

  • Map Filters

Use the Filter Tab to add additional filters to any Map. Auto Edge, Brightness, Contrast, Blur, High Pass, Shadow, Highlight and more.

  • Normal Map Editor

Paint normal and displacement to the SM4 layer system. Transform, scale, paint, and use tools to modify normal vectors.

  • PBR Materials

Generate Roughness and Metalness maps. The Start screen PBR Mode automatically packs maps into RMA and RMAD formats.

ShaderMap has a free version available with a Pro version available to buy for $49 USD. You can check Shadermap out in action in the video below.

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