Author Topic: How to generate mask using heightmap?  (Read 1226 times)

I'm trying to find a way to automatically create a mask for a secondary color on a dragon skin. I would like to use the heightmap I painted for the skin scales, so the lower parts (gaps between the scales) would be this darker color.
I hand painted to show kind of what I would like to do:

Doing by hand would take a long time and wouldn't look as nice as I'm thinking. So, is there any way to do that?
Thanks
Last Edit: September 01, 2016, 08:48:44 pm

Currently no easy way to do this, you could export the heightmap channel from your document and reimport it back and use it as a mask for this secondary color. We are working on a better solution to this though.

That's a good idea, unfortunatelly it won't update if I change the heighmap. Thanks! Looking forward to the new updates :)

Just to share the results, it works fine :) I just need to fix some parts because it is a bit too random. Thanks!