Detailed Surface Viewer

Detailed Surface Viewer is a tool that allows the comparison of different techniques used to render virtual details on different types of surfaces. These techniques usually don’t increase the surface complexity but simulate the wrinkles and unevenness on the surface using maps, such as normal or height maps.

In this version of the tool there are many techniques implemented, such as: Normal Mapping, Offset Parallax Mapping, Relief Mapping, Parallax Occlusion Mapping, Cone Step Mapping, Multi-Layer Cone Step Mapping, Sphere Tracing, Displacement Mapping, and others. I’m planning to add the “quad-directional cone” and the “relaxed cone” techniques soon!

You can check a video of the tool below, you can find more about the Detailed Surface Viewer in the Projects section.

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