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Map equirectangular image to sphere? [duplicate]

Can I map a 360° panorama as equirectangular image to a sphere, so that it resembles the original panorama inside out?
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Texturing a sphere mesh? [duplicate]

If I had a map of the world or drew my own map texture how would I use it as a texture for a sphere mesh, and also how would I do this without an ugly seem on the part of the sphere? I want texture a ...
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What is the difference between a UV Sphere and an Icosphere?

When working with or adding meshes, I've seen UV Spheres and Icospheres being presented to me. What are the differences between them, when should either be used and is there anything I should take ...
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How to animate morphing a rectangular plane into a sphere

How to make a grid-to-sphere animation like this?
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How to get perfect UV sphere Mercator projection?

I'm trying to unwrap a UV Sphere and I can't seem to get a perfect Mercator projection. What process should I follow to get a perfect UV unwrap that looks like the black grid lines in this image?:
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Morph targets: A sphere shape turning into a cylindrical unwrapped sphere shape

I'd like to do an animation where a globe will unwrap it's texture. Go from this to this , but in 3D space, so it will look exactly as its unwrapped form. The only methods I have on mind are ...
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Wrap curve around sphere

I couldn't find this anywhere, which is really strange, but I'm trying to wrap a curve, imported from a .svg made with a vector image program around a sphere to create the Earth. Basically, this is ...
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Uv Sphere Unwrap Perfect Square [duplicate]

Hello all i'm trying to do is get this sphere to be unwrapped as a perfect square to fit into the image i've been playing around with the uv settings can't seem to figure it out if anyone here knows ...
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Render of Planet Earth in Blender Render and Cycles

A couple of months ago I created this image with the help of this Blenderguru tutorial. The Blender Render engine is used. Although only one sun lamp is used you may note that the shadow side of the ...
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UV maping a sphere to have stripes runing between both poles?

I tried to map a country flag on a UV sphere, but I could not get it laid out the way how I wanted to see it. I used the Poland flag. I wanted to map it exactly as you can see in picture 1. But what ...
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Generated texture coordinates vs Unwrapped texture coordinates

If you want to map an equirectangular image texture to a sphere - like a map of the earth to a sphere - is there any necessity to use an UV map ? Or can I simply use the generated texture coordinates ?...
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Textures not showing after Collada Export

I am using blender 2.76b. I am trying to export my model to dae file. My model has an Icosphere and Sphere with image textures applied to both. I have checked the Copy and Include Material Textures ...
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How can I apply textures without them stretching?

How can I apply a texture to let's say a cylinder, and make it fit nicely on the object? Or, if I have a model with multiple vertices, the texture repeats itself for every new set of vertices it ...
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How can I use an image texture as a guide for weight painting?

So I have an image of a map which I would like to use to paint vertex groups (for terrain feature particle systems) on certain areas of an object (a sphere). I have mapped the map onto the sphere. ...
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How can I bake textures on uneven goemetry without tearing and stretching

There is a bug posted at the following page which shows that baking using raytracing (Selected to Active) is showing artifacts in some situations that ruin the bake. https://developer.blender.org/...

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