Instead of reporting the April 1st “news”, today we are instead going to look at a pair of excellent free texturing tools that run entirely in your browser, Normal Map Online and Texture Generator Online. Normal Map online can be sued to create normal, displacement, ambient occlusion and specular maps from a simple height map image. Texture Generator Online is used for creating simple procedural textures like patterns, noises, terrain and more.
While both tools are easy to use, you can see both of them in action in the video below. You can also learn more by clicking the question mark icons found within the website. Chrome is the developers recommended browser, although I ran it without issues in the Firefox browser. Both services are also available from this homepage.