Bump Node

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Bump Node.

The Bump node generates a perturbed normal from a height texture, for bump mapping. The height value will be sampled at the shading point and two nearby points on the surface to determine the local direction of the normal.

Inputs

Strength
Strength of the bump mapping effect, interpolating between no bump mapping and full bump mapping.
Distance
Multiplier for the height value to control the overall distance for bump mapping.
Height
Scalar value giving the height offset from the surface at the shading point; this is where you plug in textures.
Normal
Standard normal input.

Properties

Invert
Invert the bump mapping, to displace into the surface instead of out.

Outputs

Normal
Standard normal output.

Examples

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The above node setup will only bump the diffuse part of the shader, simulating a bumpy diffuse surface coated with a smooth glossy “glaze” layer.

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