I'm trying to do box mapping of texture with blending just like the node setting in Cycles below.

enter image description here This is the texture I used

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I could have used box mapping option on Blender Internal too but I couldn't have found blending option. enter image description here

Is there way to do it easily? or I have to do some complicated node setting to do this? I guess it's possible to do this by using nodes but I can't come up with how.

  • $\begingroup$ I didn't understand what you're trying to do, but in Blender Internal the blending options are on the bottom of the influence tab. $\endgroup$ Oct 30, 2017 at 20:31
  • $\begingroup$ Blending in box mapping is combining 3 textures projected from 3 direction by using face normal. $\endgroup$
    – Miumiu
    Oct 30, 2017 at 20:36
  • $\begingroup$ in the upper screenshot there's 1 image only. How do you map other 2? and btw which images are those? can you show them? I can't get it... $\endgroup$
    – m.ardito
    Oct 30, 2017 at 20:49
  • $\begingroup$ I added the picture of the texture I used. As you can see on material setting on Cycles, On image texture node, it's set to "Box", instead of flat. It will automatically project the same texture from 3(6 with negative direction) directions. $\endgroup$
    – Miumiu
    Nov 1, 2017 at 4:32

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The key to this is in the node set up in the first image, the image texture node. It uses "box" projection, with the blend is set to 1.000. This was a feature added specifically for the purpose of blending the image being projected from all directions (even if that image is the same texture). The description provided in the blender 2.79 manual is here: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/render/cycles/nodes/types/textures/image.html

Projection Projection to use for mapping the textures.

Box Maps the image to the six sides of a virtual box, based on the normal, using XY, YZ and XYZ coordinates depending on the side.

Blend For Box mapping, the amount to blend between sides of the box, to get rid of sharp transitions between the different sides. Blending is useful to map a procedural-like image texture pattern seamlessly on a model. 0.0 gives no blending; higher values give a smoother transition.


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