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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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)

Hey, hello guys, 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 ...
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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 - ...