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I've been learning how to use UV mapping with textures in Blender. Things have worked fine so far using simple shapes like cubes and cylinders, but everything went wrong when I tried to UV map a creature mesh. It looks how I'd expect in 3D View: brown with a lighter color on its belly. However, the render is all messed up.

Comparison with 3D view on left and render on right: enter image description here

The creature's properties: enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ Kallenboone, welcome to the site. If you would upload your ~.blend file to Blend-exchange or a similar site so that those who would wish to help you could see your actual file, that would be more useful than the edited screen shot you provided. $\endgroup$ – brasshat Aug 1 '15 at 4:51
  • $\begingroup$ Do you have a subdivision modifier on the model? $\endgroup$ – Denis Aug 1 '15 at 4:54
  • $\begingroup$ @brasshat Thanks for the tip! I couldn't find a way to upload my files here, but I put them up in my public Dropbox folder. Blend file: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28277866/creature.blend Texture: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28277866/creature.png $\endgroup$ – kallenboone Aug 1 '15 at 7:08
  • $\begingroup$ @Denis I do indeed. The texture is still messed up if I turn off the subdivision modifier, though. $\endgroup$ – kallenboone Aug 1 '15 at 7:10
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Nothing is wrong with your UV set up. It looked fine when i opened it. I didn't change anything in your blendfile, except for the lighting. I put 2 sun lamps in the scene near the camera and pointed it at the object. And deleted the 3 lamps you added.

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    $\begingroup$ @kallenboone the problem is in the light because you applied the creature's texture on 2 of them $\endgroup$ – Bithur Aug 1 '15 at 11:32
  • $\begingroup$ That fixed it. Thanks for the help! I didn't even know it was possible to have a texture on a lamp like that. The next part of the guide I'm following is all about lighting, though, so that should be enlightening. $\endgroup$ – kallenboone Aug 1 '15 at 16:35

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