The 3D modelling process of making a 2D image representation of a 3D model, although it is typically used to refer to mapping textures to 3D objects. It is especially used in games as it is an efficient and compact way of texturing objects.

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Texturing spherical terrain, seemingly arbitrary distortion

I'm using this algorithm to find texture coordinates on a sphere: Wikipedia UV Coordinates I get the famous seam due to the wrong interpolation, but I also get odd distortions on certain points on ...
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Organize different layers of repeating texture

I'm using Blender for creating assets for a 3D video game (FPS). Particularly i have to create a long wooden fence and i'd like to use one 700*700 texture for the entire fence so different part of ...
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UV mapping: Untextured faces?

Im currently trying to texture a (transparent) cylinder. I want the texture image to wrap sideways around the cylinder but not the top and bottom faces, they are supposed to just stay untextured (so ...
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Computing uv coordinates on a sphere approximated from an octahedron

Right now I'm texturing the octahedron with the formular from wikipedia(Finding UV on a sphere): UV Coordinates Wikipedia That unfortunately leads to heavy distortion right at the beginning, which of ...
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Texture mapping issue in my Wavefront *.obj parser

I wrote a simple *.obj parser reading read vertices, texcoords and normals. But when I draw a model the texture isn't mapped correctly. I have already tried uv.y = 1.0f - uv.y to get inverted Y axis ...
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How to texture a surface generated by marching cubes algorithm?

I'm working on a voxel game, and I have some problems with texturing. I have read the related questions on this stack exchange, but they seem adressing a generic problem (using triplanar texturing), ...
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Getting UV maps from UDK?

I have created a map using UDK and I am exporting it as a .fbx for use within an XNA project. My question is, can I generate a UV map for texturing the map or is there an easier way to texture a map ...
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Does this UV mapping method look ok? [closed]

i'm having a spot of trouble trying to get my voxels textures in the right place. I am using a very simple mechanism that assumes all sides of any given block are always individually specified (i'll ...
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How can I prevent seams from showing up on objects using lower mipmap levels?

Disclaimer: kindly right click on the images and open them separately so that they're at full size, as there are fine details which don't show up otherwise. Thank you. I made a simple Blender model, ...
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UV Mapping Problems

I'm creating an alien in blender, doing my best to base it on the guys from toy story. When I create the UV Map and colour it, import it back in then take a look at it in a seperate window there is ...
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Skeletal Animation with UV seams

I have a UV-mapped model that I am about to animate and load into my game. Like most unwrapped models, I have several UV seams. In order to render the model correctly, I split each vertex along the ...
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Blender 2.6: UV-Matching on Non-Image-Textures

Situation: I want to model a piece of wood in Blender (2.63.0). In order to do this I use a set of Noise and Clouds textures on a brown material. But these textures are warped and shown in the wrong ...
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Texturing an asteroid

I'm trying to texture this asteroid so it looks reasonable. I'm missing something though. Following this tutorial, I got this so far. Now I don't understand the next step: how do you resolve the ...
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A tool to select points on texture, and obtain 0.0f .. 1.0f UV coordinates [closed]

If there is a need to create about 40 sets of UV coordinates for 40 different images. The sets can have 4 to ~16 UV points. Is there some way to make this easier? A tool similar to Inkscape would be ...
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UV texture mapping with perspective correct interpolation

I am working on a software rasterizer for educational purposes and I am having issues with the texturing. The problem is, only one face of the cube gets correctly textured. The rest are stretched ...
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How would you UV unwrap an octahedron?

I tried to UV unwrap this octahedron, by slicing one of the sides. I was able to lay it out on the texture like this, but with severe distortions. Can someone help me UV map this without ...
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How would I get this to UV map correctly?

Alright so I have my code to draw out a big landscape using C++ and DirectX. I had it textured with one texture and then needed to add more. I saw people doing it where they had 1 texture image and ...
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Blender move single UV point [closed]

Texturing in Blender and when I am moving UVs around in the UV/Image Editor I'm finding that I can't move a single UV point without moving all other UVs that are connected to the vertex. This seems ...
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What uses are there for multiple UV maps on a model?

I'm trying to think of some reasons why there might be more than one UV map on a mesh. Usually I just unwrap the model, and the same UV map works for both the diffuse color texture, the bump map ...
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UVW Unwrap multiple quads on same texture space automatically

I've been looking around the web for the answer to this question, but to no avail. So here I go. I'm looking for a way to automatically map several quads on the same texture space (for example (0,0) ...
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Why does multiplying texture coordinates scale the texture?

I'm having trouble visualizing this geometrically - why is it that multiplying the U,V coordinates of a texture coordinate has the effect of scaling that texture by that factor? eg if you scaled the ...
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Exporting UV coords from Blender

So I have searched on google and various other websites but I've not found an answer. The only ones I did find did not work. So my question is how do I get UV coords from blender (2.63)? Currently ...
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Automated texture mapping

I have a set of seamless tiling textures. I want to be able to take an arbitrary model and create a UV map with these properties: No stretching (all textures tile appropriately so there is no ...
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How to correctly export UV coordinates from Blender

Alright, so I'm just now getting around to texturing some assets. After much trial and error I feel I'm pretty good at UV unwrapping now and my work looks good in Blender. However, either I'm using ...
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Map displacement transformation to texture space?

I am trying to displace geometry in object space without giving the appearance of texture warping. My idea is to displace the UV lookup by a relative amount to the geometry displacement. Any ...
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Optimizing UV Map Sheet Based On Surface Area?

I am trying to get my UV Map Sheets Optimized Based On Surface Area , I need Them optimized cause my scene area is huge and i want to use them in UDK so i am trying to get maximum possible ...
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Trouble with UV Mapping Blender => Unity 3

For some reason I am getting nasty grey edges around the edges of rendered 3D models that are not present in Blender. I seem to be able to solve the problem by reducing the size of the UV coordinates ...
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Multi texturing in XNA

I am attempting to make a map editor for my game, just so I can visualize how the end result would be. To my world I can add cubes (2 triangles) or corners (1 triangle), which are then added to a ...
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XNA UV Mapping flipping the Texture every second time

I am making a tile based game. Recently I moved to drawing tiles as primitives to speed up things and also allow for easier lighting (Vertex Shader). I then took it a step further and made some ...
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Drawing a textured triangle with CPU instead of GPU

I understand the benefits of GPU rendering and such, but for a certain limited application I need to render textured triangles purely using CPU. I've built a 3D engine capable of object handling, ...
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Programmatically determine UVs by rotating a plane along X axis

I'm having a math brainfart while trying to solve what might be a simple problem. I've got a plane in 3d space (it's actually the face of a 10-sided die): Coordinates [x,y,z]: Point_top = [0,0,1] ...
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How does UVW texture mapping work?

I'm trying to understand the mathematical theory behind UVW mapping. Can anyone explain me how UVW mapping works? Or at least provide me a pointer?
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Interactively edit UV mapped, textured mesh in Cinema 4D without distorting texture?

I'm fairly new to Cinema and I'm building a rigged flat (2d) character out of illustrated pieces. I want the meshes to have an efficient number of polys but sufficient resolution where they'll bend ...
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Mapping rectangular texture on trapezoid-like shape

I have a problem with rendering rectangular textures on non-rectangular surfaces. While googling, I found a thread with person having a pretty similar problem: ...
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What to do to UV coordinates, when swapping Z/Y coordinates (axis) of the geometry?

In my Maxscript exporter I have the ability to flip the Z/Y axis by simply swapping the Z and Y co-ordinates. When swapping the axis this way, what is the correct thing to do to the UV coordinates? ...
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Can't understand these UV texture coordinates (range is NOT 0.0 to 1.0)

I am trying to draw a simple 3D object generated by Google SketchUp 8 Pro onto my WebGL app, the model is a simple cylinder. I opened the exported file and copied the vertices positions, indices, ...
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Texture mapping on gluDisk

I'm trying to map a brick texture on the edge of a fountain and I'm using gluDisk for that. How can I make the right coordinates for the disk? My code looks like this and I have only found a function ...
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Is there any difference between storing textures and baked lighting for environment meshes?

I assume that when texturing environments, one or several textures will be used, and the UVs of the environment geometry will likely overlap on these textures, so that e.g. a tiling brick texture can ...
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What exactly is UV and UVW Mapping?

Trying to understand some basic 3D concepts, at the moment I'm trying to figure out how textures actually work. I know that UV and UVW mapping are techniques that map 2D Textures to 3D Objects - ...