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I have two questions about the free 3D program, Blender. 1. How do I make a texture NOT repeat on every face? 2. Is it possible to convert objects like text, curves and stuff to triangle-meshes? (my exporter can only handle triangles). Thanks ---------------------------------------------- Petter Nordlander "There are only 10 kinds of people in the world. The who understand binary and those who don''t"

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1. How do I make a texture NOT repeat on every face?


sorry, not sure what you mean... but if i were to guess, i''d say perhaps you''ve selected the UV mapping for your texture in the materials window, without actually setting up UV coordinates (i''m sorry but i can''t really explain that any better because i rarely use UV mapping). make sure you are using ''Orco'' for texture mapping, that should fix it i think.

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2. Is it possible to convert objects like text, curves and stuff to triangle-meshes? (my exporter can only handle triangles).


Alt+C to convert objects. eg, you start with text, Alt+C to convert to a curve, Alt+C again to convert to a mesh. the mesh should already be triangulated but in case it isn''t, enter edit mode press a to select all vertices and press Ctrl+T to triangulate the faces.

hope i''ve been helpful

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one more thing: keep in mind that all conversions are one way only. ie, convert text to a curve but you can''t say "oops i want to change that" and convert the curve back to text. although i think that usually when converting things, blender makes a copy of the original so you don''t have to worry too much.

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I suggest trying 3d studio max for texturing. It enables you to modify specific parts of an object.


3dsmax is very powerfull and easy to use but I don''t want to spend money on it.. (dunno, but at least €3000 ).

Blender is free, also, it''s easy to script via Python :-)

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Yes you can texture each face differently.

First you need to be in edit mode for the object you are texturing.
Then go into the edit buttons window(F9).
You should see a button just left of center that has 0 Mat: 0 or something similar(# Mat: #). Just below that are new and delete buttons. If you click the new button, that assigns another material to this object, up to a max of 16 I think.

On the # Mat: # button, the number on the right indicates how many materials this object has and the number on the right is the currently selected material. If you click on the left side of the button, the selected material number will decrease. If you click on the right of the button, it will increase.

Once you have the material selected that you want to assign, you then need to select the vertices that make up the face or faces you want to assign it to. You then click on the assign button to assign that material to those faces.

If that seems a bit vague, here is a tutorial that explains it.
http://www.linuxgraphic.org/section3d/blender/pages/didacticiels/blender_material/tp2-index-ang.html

EDIT: Wrong link. Now is correct.


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then make it fast.

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[edited by - CaptainJester on August 13, 2003 2:15:50 PM]

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captainjester: sure, you could do that, but it''s a pretty big hassle if you want to use that technique to texture a large mesh. that way, you would have to have seperate materials and textures for each.

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Beggers can''t be choosers. He wanted to know how to do it with Blender. That is how.

How else would you do multiple textures without specifying each texture?



First make it work,
then make it fast.

--Brian Kernighan

"I’m happy to share what I can, because I’m in it for the love of programming. The Ferraris are just gravy, honest!" --John Carmack: Forward to Graphics Programming Black Book

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Well, how do you use multiple textures on a mesh in other 3D programs?



First make it work,
then make it fast.

--Brian Kernighan

"I’m happy to share what I can, because I’m in it for the love of programming. The Ferraris are just gravy, honest!" --John Carmack: Forward to Graphics Programming Black Book

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