A downloadable tool for Windows

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MindTex is a normal map generation utility for game developers and 3d professionals. Built to rival the competition in quality without the steep price, whether you want to generate a normal, height, specular, gloss, self-illumination, occlusion, or reflection map, you can easily do it in seconds flat from a single source texture with MindTex.

Integrating MindTex into your 3d content pipeline will save you substantial amounts of time, money and effort, allowing you to focus on what is really important: building immersive worlds and making great games.


MindTex takes a diffuse, normal, or height map as an input texture and generates any combination of a normal, height, specular, gloss, self-illumination, occlusion, and/or reflection map. A variety of settings are offered for each map type, allowing you to fine-tune the generated results.

MindTex offers a toggleable 2d/3d preview with a variety of options to easily visualize your textures in action; you will be able to quickly customize a variety of lighting conditions to simulate the environment in which your texture will be used, pick the model (standard or custom) that your texture will be applied to, change the UV tiling on said model, and pick which maps will be enabled in the 3d view.

MindTex additionally includes a map export settings panel which allows you to specify which maps to export as well as how the final maps will be generated. The map generation options are applied on a per-pixel basis, allowing you to quickly and easily do things like store a grayscale map in the alpha channel of an RGB texture or bake ambient occlusion into the diffuse texture on export.

MindTex includes a batch processing-and-export feature. Accessible with a GUI through the utilities menu, this feature makes generating normal maps for a large collection of textures simple and automatic.

System Requirements

MindTex 2:

OS: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
Video Card: Shader Model 3.0+ recommended
Requires: Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 and .NET 4.0+

MindTex 1.0 (included in download for legacy support):

OS: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
Video Card: Shader Model 2.0, 256mb+ video memory
Screen Resolution: 1280x720 or greater
Requires: DirectX 9.0c

Note: Internet access is required to use the trial and for activation. If you have problems with this, please check your firewall. Additionally, please make sure you have the latest drivers for your video hardware before using MindTex (quick links: nVidia, ATI, Intel)

30 Day Trial

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MindTex 2 Trial

MindTex 1.0 Trial (Legacy)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorFrozen Flame
Tags3d-art, 3d-art-tools, bump-map, game-dev, game-development, graphics, materials, normal-map, Textures, texturing
Average sessionA few minutes


Buy Now$19.99 USD or more

In order to download this tool you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $19.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

MindTex 2.msi 41 MB
MindTex 1.0 (Legacy).msi 3 MB