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Author Topic: Assistance Urgently Needed - Textures  (Read 1607 times)

Old Codger

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Assistance Urgently Needed - Textures
« on: December 23, 2023, 03:51:09 pm »

I have not worked with textures on my models since BEFORE the Covid lockdown in 2020. Suddenly I find myself needing to apply textures to specific faces of a given mesh. I absolutely cannot recall how to do that. Help an old man out? Just a link to a tutorial will suffice. Otherwise a basic step 1, step 2 step 3 general procedure will do.

Second issue. I asked a similar question earlier but do not think I expressed my question intelligibly. The problem was entirely mine. So here is what I need to do. I do a lot of things with modified spheres. Unfortunately when Anim8or generates a sphere the "convergence points" of the sphere (north and south poles?) are on the top and bottom. I need them to be on the front and back. No biggie I just put "90" into one of the axes and "BINGO" its oriented. The problem is that can cause  issues for other things. What I would like to be able to do is create a sphere, rotate it as needed then bring the mesh's axes back congruent to the other axes in the program. Is it as simple as rotating the mesh axes?
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Re: Assistance Urgently Needed - Textures
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2023, 06:39:58 pm »

For the second problem:
1) Create a sphere,
2) Rotate it 90 degrees, and
3) Apply the Edit->Pivot->AlignWithWorld command.
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Re: Assistance Urgently Needed - Textures
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2023, 08:45:18 am »

Thanks for the help. On the texture front, I found my project file from when I was working out how to use textures. Fortunately I am a methodical old cuss and between the meshes I textured and the material names I used I think I can figure it out. Apparently to texture part of a mesh all you do is create a material with the texture in it then select the faces you want to texture and apply the new material to that face. Here is a screen shot from that project file which encapsulates the essence of it.
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