I’m running up to date Photoshop 23.41, downloaded and installed NVIDIA_Texture_Tools_2021.2.0.exe, but when I launch Photoshop and open a file, I don’t see Texture Explorer in the plugins pane. I do see all the files at the directory level in the Photoshop plugins folder under NVTT folder. Is this plugin no longer supported? I also tried the stand alone app, Nvidia Texture Tool, but it doesn’t appear to support making a normal map, the single feature I’m after. Thanks for advising.
I am going to move this topic to the Texture Tools category for better exposure.
Hi BenjyvC! The most common issue we’ve seen here is that in Photoshop 2022, the Texture Tools Exporter appears under Save a Copy…, rather than under Save As… . To check, there should be two signs that Photoshop can see the plugin: it should be listed under Help > About Plugins,
and under Save a Copy…:
Since you mentioned that the plugin (nvtt_export.8bi) is visible at the directory level in the Photoshop plugins folder, that should work – the other thing I can think of is to check that the old version of the plugin (dds64.8bi) is uninstalled.
Finally, to create a normal map using the standalone Texture Tools Exporter, change Image Type from Color Map to Normal Map : Tangent Space:
You’ll then see a Normal Map Settings pane where you can change how normals are computed from the color image:
We also have a video tutorial on how to create normal maps using the NVIDIA Texture Tools Exporter in the Normal Maps section of NVIDIA Texture Tools Exporter | NVIDIA Developer.
Hope this helps - let me know if you get it working!