'Live Normal' is used to gather a seamless photographic material library on the go.

You take a photo, and this tool creates a tile-able texture and generates texture maps ready for a PBR engine of your choice.

Live Normal generates a: Diffuse(Albedo), Normal, Metallic, Displacement and Occlusion map.

These textures can then be uploaded to Google Drive to be further manipulated or used on your workstation.

- You can access your textures via iTunes or Google Drive.

- Have fun and try to experiment. This makes hand painted textures a breeze.

Please note: This app uses complex tricks to achieve these results on a mobile device. Newer devices will perform these task better.

What’s New

Version 2.2.0

Fixes and Major Optimizations. Less bugs all-round.
Live Normal will now look much better on an iPad. [WIP]

New Features:
- Flashlight
- Settings panel
- Better dark spot removal.
- Blur Height and Occlusion Maps.
- Invert All Maps
- Maps can now sample color corrected albedo.
- Feature and Bug Feedback goes directly to my Trello.

Pro Features:
- Low Memory mode.
- Packed Multi Channel PNG.

I truly enjoy working on this app and adding new features. If you would like to support me upgrade to the pro version and tell your friends. I have some great features in development.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

DCargol ,

Love This App!

Where has this been all my life! The ability to capture and synthesize materials on the fly anywhere. A dream come true!

Cool rex ,

Almost there!

The features it does have are amazing! There are only a couple of things I'd like to see implemented:

First of all, the objects spinning is REALLY annoying. It'd be nice if I could at least turn it off so I can get a better look at it.

Second, better control over the lighting. As it stands, it's really annoying to try and change the lighting, and most of the time the object isn't lot very well.

Third, better control over the maps would be great. It would be super helpful if some sort of color ramp feature was available, or at least an invert option.

Fourth, gloss/roughness! I understand that this may just be somewhat difficult to impliment, seeing as it's a mobile app, but it would be fantastic if there was some way to create a roughness map.

I could probably think of more, like maybe some image importing improvements, but overall this is a pretty solid app, and it's super useful!

Developer Response ,

I have slowed down object rotation. Added lighting control and ability to invert normal and height maps. Working on roughness for future update. Enjoy!

Mint Fox ,

Super convenient!

I love this! It’s really convenient and currently has no monetization, which makes it really unintrusive to work with.
However, the menus are a little disorganized, it took me a while to find the “New Texture” button.
I the creator told me monetization is on the way in the form of more features and filters to buy, and that’s fine. The way this is designed makes me feel comfortable that it wont be turned into something that tries to tempt money out of the pockets of its users.


Tenebris Lab (PTY) LTD
144.2 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Features $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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