Someone willig to update Insane Bump python gimp plugin?
reminded me to look for a nice open-source & cross-platform Crazy-bump alternative again, for a convenient way to create normal and specularity maps out of a photo texture.
Now there is the still working normal-map plugin for GIMP:
Which is not bad by itself, however the result is only a normal-map and it doesn't have any advanced picture enhancing algorithms like crazy bump.
Now a bit for google searching found me this:
Which is sadly terribly outdated and has not been further developed since 2009 or so, however the results it seems to create look very nice. See this PDF for example:
http://irrlichtirc.g0dsoft.com/omaremad/insane.pdf (239 downloads)
The source-code for this python GIMP plugin is available under the GPLv3, so I was wondering if there is maybe someone around here that could get it running under GIMP 2.8 and make a nice new release of it?
Edit: Here are some instructions to maybe get it running on gimp2.8: http://www.gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=467