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Title: Images vs Textures
Post by: danielstritt on April 11, 2017, 11:44:42 am
Can someone please explain the difference in the configuration between "Images" and "Textures" directory settings?


Thanks,

Daniel
Title: Re: Images vs Textures
Post by: johnar on April 11, 2017, 06:47:15 pm
The way i've always seen it, the textures folder is for keeping 'textures', ie: cloth, wood, metal, brick, marble, water, colors, bump maps etc.
 Images folder for 'images', ie, backgrounds, reference images, renders.
 I'm assuming you're not really finding a practical  use for the 'image' folder, which i understand. There's not a lot in my image folder either, a few background images, as i keep Ref pics and renders in the relative project file.
 good question. :)
Title: Re: Images vs Textures
Post by: Steve on April 12, 2017, 12:14:11 am
You can use a Reference Image to help you create a model. If you have a front, side and/or top drawing or photograph of something you want to model, add then to the Front, Left/Right, Top view in Anim8or as a guide to help you create the model.

A Texture is a image that is added to a Material which is then applied to various parts of an object to give it a more detailed color, transparency, etc. For example you can use a map of the world as a texture and apply it to a Sphere to make a model of the earth, or an texture of some bricks to the side of a building, etc.

Finally, in the Scene editor, you can use an image as the background, either as a fixed image that stays with the camera, or as a panorama that you can pan around in. See this view of how a panorama (http://www.anim8or.com/learn/manual/7_scene_editor.html#environment_settings) works in the manual.