does normal maps are usfull for anything in 2D games

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By abdolilah


i have notice in my sprite node that there is a texture field and a normal map field
if i put a normal map along with a texture wold it have an impact on the texture


:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: exuin

Normal maps are used for lighting in 2D games. If you add a normal map and a light the texture will appear to have depth.

so how to add a light to the project
is there is a node for it or just a sprite node
if you can lead me into a tuto that will be better

abdolilah | 2021-02-20 14:50

i have found a light node but there is no normal map slot in it

abdolilah | 2021-02-20 15:24

The Sprite uses the Normal Map to add extra information for the Light2D to work with.
A Light2D tho uses a Texture to cast light. Just try it out! The best way of gettings strted is to use a gradient circle with a transparent background as the lights texture.

Reisflocke | 2021-02-20 16:35

thank you for your answer

abdolilah | 2021-02-20 17:02