I imported a obj and when it came in the texture is on the inside of the mesh. I tried to flip the normals but that didn't work i also tried to recalculate the normals but that didn't work as well. what should i do? https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6t4gcsslihmgb3z/AACxyD-4BZN_brBs1cIN0keGa?dl=0

  • $\begingroup$ Two similar geometries on top of each other: i.stack.imgur.com/u8VqP.jpg Split the object by loose part and remove the parts you don't like. Overlays > Face Orientation helps to distinguish them. Btw, the prefered way to share your blend here is using: blend-exchange.com $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Oct 1, 2021 at 7:00
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Well I just figured it out, it took me some time to notice this mistake and I am not even sure how this thing was created.. but look at the top part of your UV: enter image description here

Do you see something strange? Look closer to that black spot at the top: enter image description here

enter image description here If you take that small hidden UV and scale it over the old one: enter image description here

For some reason you had 2 UV maps, 1 for inside and 1 for outside, your inside UV was right in a good place but your outside UV was scaled down

Edit: Aha! Your Mesh was duplicated, there were two meshes in one

Are you the one who made this? Or where is this from? enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ no i got it from sketchfab but thanks for figuring this out i was so confused $\endgroup$
    – Jaxn 5
    Oct 1, 2021 at 7:33
  • $\begingroup$ You should send message to creator about it, maybe it is some mistake he doesn't know about $\endgroup$
    – MikoCG
    Oct 1, 2021 at 7:34
  • $\begingroup$ yeah will do and thanks again $\endgroup$
    – Jaxn 5
    Oct 1, 2021 at 7:35
  • $\begingroup$ As mentioned in my comment, the geometries are similar and not identical, otherwise you could use Merge by Distance which fails in this case. I initially thought it is LOD geo, but obviously it's not, slightly rotated for whatever reason. $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Oct 1, 2021 at 8:02

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