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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Curvilinear distortion for mapping texture on quad sphere

I'm using the formula I've found here to map procedural texture on to a quad sphere. For example I'm working with a 3d panoramic cube map that I've generated with a simplex noise. Each face of the ...
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Multiple UV coordinates in Unreal Engine Procedural Mesh Component?

How can I have multiple UV coordinates per vertex in a Procedural Mesh Component? My goal is to create a UV editor. I know it is possible to generate multiple vertices per corner, as in ...
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reuse texture between quad objects

This question is specific to unity: I want to spawn multiple blocks, each representing a letter. There will be more than one copy of an alphabet. I have a big texture which contains all the letters ...
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How to fix artifacts when using equirectangular 360 panorama photo on sphere

I have a equirectangular 360 panorama photo. I tried to use it as a texture for a default Unity Sphere. The image had artifacts/visible seams, especially near the "poles" of the sphere (north pole and ...
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How to adapt UV code to use a tilesheet that is “uneven”?

The tutorial has code that takes a tilesheet and builds a UV mapping: const float tileSize = 0.25f; public virtual Vector2[] FaceUVs(Direction direction) { Vector2[] UVs = new Vector2[4]; ...
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How does UV mapping work for the spaces between vertices?

In UV mapping each vertex has a UV coordinate, but wouldn't that just make 1 pixel for every vertex? How do you find out the texture coordinate for the spaces in between the vertices? Am I not ...
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Seams between tiled textured cubes

I've created a textured cube in Blender, which I have uv-mapped like this: The tiles are 256x256, and I've mapped the coordinates exactly at the edges (e.g. x: 256, y: 512). I then export my model ...
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How to get UV coordinates for sphere (Cylindrical Projection)

I have created one sphere and I want to map onto it a texture map. But I want first to project my map texture to cylinder and then to sphere. So I want to create a function which takes as ...
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How to map square texture to triangle?

I want to find the texture coordinates for point P. I have the vertices of the triangle and their corresponding uv coordinates. The numbers in the little squares in the texture represent color ...
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Optimization for lots of UV coordinates update for tilemap animation

In my game, I procedurally generate tile map mesh and modify it when travelling around the "world". Each tile is a quad. So they each, have their own UV points. (Obviously) I am using Unity for this, ...
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Is it necessary to use texture filtering if I use texture coordinate system?

I have one question about using texture filtering. It's clear when I used normalized texuture coordinates (in any API) for example from (0,0) to (1,1) it is necessary to use texture filtering because ...
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Texture tearing with UV texture atlas mapping

The following code maps the texture from a texture atlas to a UV. The problem is I'm having texture tearing issues. Does anyone know how to overcome this problem and have any suggestions? Here is the ...
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How to convert UV position to texture atlas pos and reapply to UV in Unity

I'm trying to apply a texture from an atlas to a mesh by reiterating through the UV array on that mesh, but I'm a bit lost on converting the coordinates. For example, if the texture required is at ...
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Texture not working on object

I have a project that I'm having a bit of trouble with. Let me try and explain. In short, I'm trying to apply a texture to an object, but instead it is a solid color. I built a building in "Autodesk ...
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Add UVs back into a model

I built a 3D model in Autodesk 123d design, then exported it as an stl. When I convert it into an obj, however, there were no UVs in it. Is there a way I can add the UVs back into the model using a ...
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Water effect using DuDv Map weird look

I'm trying to apply a DuDv Map effect (distortions) on my water. My texture is 512x512 in size. I'm using the following code: (Vertex Shader) out vec2 texCoord0; void main()... { texCoord0 = ...
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LightMap not working properly

I've made a chips bag model for my game: http://imgur.com/JcumRF4 And I textured it like this: http://imgur.com/wpyeACZ and I googled on how to make lightmaps all of them say "Smart UV project" ...
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uv tiling and offset for uvs not min-max 0-1

For the purpose of the question, a unit = 1 meter. So, I have a triangle strip that is 4x8 meters (for argument's sake; it is procedurally generated by player). I also have a texture which is ...
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Texture not getting loaded in FBX , exported using FBX SDK

I'm working on an OpenGLES2 project (iOS) in which I have to export a scene/model in to FBX format, so that it can be opened using FBX review app. I have made up to the point where the model getting ...
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Sphere Texture Mapping shows visible seams

As you can see from the above picture there is a visible seam in the texture mapping. The underlying mesh is a geosphere based on octahedron subdivisions. On that particular latitude, vertices have ...
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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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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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How to implement Index Buffer Object (IBOs) with texture coordinates in OpenGL?

I was using IBOs to render meshes (for example a cube) from wave-front files (.obj), without texture coordinates or normals, in OpenGL. Following this, I attempted to implemented texturing. The mesh ...
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XNA Texture mapping on model

I have a cube as my model and want to map a texture on every side of the cube. I have been searching for a while and most answers suggest using 3D max or using VertexPositionTextures. I am not ...
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Can Unity support / use textures that are not square?

I have been told by another highly skilled Unity artist that Unity cannot efficiently handle non square images. Since that doesn't sound right to me, I wanted to get a second or third confirmation to ...
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UV texture mapping with perspective correction works for 50%

So, I've been trying to get the UV texture mapping down with perspective correction. The triangle rasterization seems to work. The interpolation seems to work too. It's just the perspective ...
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Issue with texture mapping on a spehre using opgengl es 2.0

I have a problem to calculate the right UV coordinates. I'm calculating the sphere by subdivate a ocathdron. What did I do wrong? Calculate UV Points for the texture: private ...
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How can I modify the UV co-ordinates on a texture so they converge to a point?

I'm building a roof visualiser app, where someone can take a picture of their roof, define its outline, then visualise a new roof texture on it. I'm generating a 3D plane that matches the roof ...
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How to compute tangent and bitangent vectors

I have a texture loaded in three.js, then passed to the shaders. In the vertex shader I compute the normal, and I save into a variable the uv vector. <script id="vertexShader" ...
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Mesh tilemap and scrolling

I'm working on a top-down game where the player can move up, down, left, or right. I've come across tilemaps but since using Unity, I'm seeing the idea of using Meshes. I don't quite understand how ...
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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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How do I wrap an image around a sphere?

Ideally I'd like a reference of the math involved, so I can start breaking down the problem. The simplest thing I can deduce about this problem is that the part of the sphere that the user is ...
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How does Texture Mapping work?

I read the answers from What exactly is UV and UVW Mapping? and How does UVW texture mapping work?, which are quite nice, but am still not 100% sure, if I understand correctly. Lets start with a 2D ...
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Get fragment from mouse position

I have a painting app for texture artists that I am working on. I am able to paint to a flat canvas that updates the texture of a 3d object in an object viewer. Now I want to be able to paint directly ...
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D3D11/C++ Inaccuracies in uv interpolation in pixel shader. How to avoid?

I'm trying to draw a quad with a texture onto the screen such that texels and pixels perfectly align. Sounds pretty easy. I draw 2 triangles (as TRIANGLE_LIST, so 6 vertices) using these shaders: ...
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What is the performance impact of rendering a larger quad?

Lets say I have two planes and I textured them in blender with a 512*512 tiled texture. One plane is bigger than the other (for example, one plane tiles the texture 60 times but another only six ...
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Multi texture obj files? [closed]

Im downloading some free 3d models off the internet to test things in my game. When I download the package, it gives me a bunch of texture files and the obj model. What I dont understand is what I do ...
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3dsMax to Mudbox - Import Warning: UV not a complete set

I'm exporting my 3dsMax model to Mudbox. The import gives me a warning that the UV set is incomplete. First, what does this mean? That I haven't got all the UVs unwrapped? Web searches have brought ...
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How to to convert UV coordinates to texel coordinates and how to convert texel coordinates to “array coordinates”?

I am currently writing a UV texture mapper. But i don't know how to convert UV coordinates to texel coordinates. And i also have no idea how i should convert texel coordinates to "array ...
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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 - ...
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Formula to measure uv-mapping distortion

Does anyone know a simple way of calculating (offline) the amount a texture is distorted when mapped to a triangle like the following? Vertex Position UV Coordinates A (Ax, Ay, Az) ...
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Given seams, how do I unfold a mesh?

If a user marks a seam on a mesh, how do 3D modelling programs (like Blender or Maya) unfold the mesh on to a 2D surface? I can only find papers trying to automate the seaming for you. Given ...
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Unity, Cannot change a single Vector2 element of mesh.uv?

I have a simple procedurally generated mesh, with uvs that tile correctly for(int i=1; i<vertices; i++) { uv[i] = new Vector2(x,z); //pseudocode } mesh.uv = uv; This works fine. However if ...
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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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Rasterization Rules and States

This thread directly concerns lightmap generation; however, indirectly, the rasterization of polygons by the GPU. I am currently generating lightmaps using a pixel shader. To the shader I send 3 ...
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UV map data structure

I've received a few instructions on what kind of usage UV maps allows, and currently try to understand how it works. However, I can't figure out what kind of data there is inside a UV map. Googling ...
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3D position of an arbitrary UV coordinate

I have a UV map for a 3D mesh that encodes "links" between pairs of UV coordinates. I have previously defined this links (or pairs), one to one. The links are enconded using the function rgb_color(u1, ...
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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 Atlas Generation and Seam Removal

I'm generating light maps for scene mesh objects using DirectX's UV Atlas Tool( D3DXUVAtlasCreate() ). I've succeeded in generating an atlas, however, when I try to render the mesh object using the ...
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XNA HLSL UV Mapping

I was testing my hlsl lighting shader, I've copied it from a tutorial and it works perfectly, but all the meshes in the model needs to have texture coordinate, I guess this is because this part: ...