Noiser is a free application that simplifies the creation of textures through various image generation algorithms and 3D noise parameters. Instead of using pre-calculated static pixel bitmaps, this dynamic image rendering method is often utilized by 3D artists to create textures that appear natural.
With this wxWidgets graphical interface for the open-source noise library, you can compile a rendering tree from a variety of noise types, such as Perlin-, Ridged multi-fractal, or Billow. By right-clicking on the module configuration, you can add, delete, and nest modules as you see fit. Start with choosing a generator, transform, modify or combine module, then adjust all the settings according to your preferences.Features:
The image colors are taken from a gradient for which you specify the red, green, blue, and transparency values at specific control points. Color values can be changed by double-clicking on an entry in the control point list. The output surface can be set to flat, cylindrical, or spherical.
"Noiser allows the creation of realistic textures with its dynamic image rendering and variety of noise parameters."
In summary, for any generated 3D noise texture, a normal map file or terrain height field can be created and saved for future use.