I'm new to texturing so I have a jpeg file of a fabric texture and applied it to my cloth. However it seems to be magnified a lot. How do I zoom out or make the fabric texture smaller? When I enlarge the UV map of the cloth on the left I notice its similar to the fabric texture tile

enter image description hereenter image description here


The texture is just a small section of a piece of cloth, so the UV map of the cloth should be a lot larger than the image. In the UV Editor window on the left scale the shirt UV by pressing S and dragging the mouse, hit Return to set the scale.

It also looks like the orientation of the fabric is perpendicular to your UVs. Press R to rotate, enter "90" for rotating 90° and hit Return to set the rotation.

The JPEG file should be a tileable texture so that repetition is not so obvious.

  • $\begingroup$ Even after scaling the UV map of the cloth there's not much of a change. Its only when I scale it up so much the whole window is filled is when there's a change. But I'm assuming you can't go past the edges of image? $\endgroup$ Nov 19 '20 at 13:38
  • $\begingroup$ You can, it'll just tile. $\endgroup$ Nov 19 '20 at 13:47
  • $\begingroup$ I'm sorry I'm new to blender, what do you mean by 'it'll just tile'? $\endgroup$ Nov 19 '20 at 13:53
  • $\begingroup$ Tiling means it repeats the texture. Just be brave, do it and see what happens :-) $\endgroup$ Nov 19 '20 at 13:55
  • $\begingroup$ Ok thank you :) $\endgroup$ Nov 19 '20 at 14:02

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.