What is the Difference between Displacement Node Normal Node and displace modifier?

by Nick Sieben   Last Updated October 09, 2019 16:15 PM

The Displacement node doesn't seem to be much different than a normal map, where as the displacement modifier will actually effect the geometry. Am I missing something here, is there a difference in the node tree between normal mapping and displacement?



Answers 1


Displacement modifier: affect geometry directly

Normal map: affects polygons perceived orientation in regard to how they reacts to light

Displacement node: affect geometry when rendered (need to be rendering with cycles and turn on displacement in material settings)

Arthur Blaquart
Arthur Blaquart
October 09, 2019 15:45 PM

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