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Questions tagged [texturing]

Questions relating to Blenders texturing tools and texturing techniques.

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.fbx export why there are no materials or textures?

I used node textures in a mesh I exported to .FBX. I then imported it into Unreal Engine 4 and it didn't import any textures; I clicked the Upload Textures option in Unreal Engine. Is there ...
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Cause of black artifacts in render?

I was following this tutorial on creating a watch and noticed that when I rendered the watch, some pieces were messed up. I'm new to 3D modeling and I've just learned Blender, I can't explain it well,...
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Why are all the textures in my file pink?

I made a character, and its one of my first times texturing, and I saved my character into a new folder, and when I came back to the model ALL the textures were pink, I used to know what to do, but I ...
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How do I put an image texture on a material in Cycles?

I am creating a model of a glass and I would like to put a drawing on it (a png picture). I know how to do it using Blender Render, but not with Cycles Render. Help :)
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How do texture coordinates work?

How exactly to texture coordinates work? I know they are represented by vectors, but how does a vector store texture mapping information? How does each type of texture coordinates work and what are ...
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Why did the texture I painted in texture paint mode disappear?

I was following a tutorial on how to use the Texture Paint feature on blender so I could paint on a terrain I am modeling. I was successful to paint the whole terrain with beautiful, exuberant ...
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How can I setup a Material in Cycles for Z-Transparency?

After converting to nodes in order to render using Cycles I've no idea where to enable the z-transparency. I guess the image textures alpha channel needs to be pluged somewhere but I've no idea which ...
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How can I keep low resolution textures pixelated?

I have a problem. I am going to make a minecraft animation in blender. But when I put a minecraft texture on a 3d cube that is 16x16x16 it is very low resolution is there a way to get the texture in a ...
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What is the best way to unwrap a sphere?

After reading How to get perfect UV sphere Mercator projection? It seems that there is no perfect solution for getting rid of the stretch at the poles of UV spheres. According to What is the ...
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How to show textures in the 3D View editor?

I have added some textures to objects in blender but the textures don't show up until I render the file. it can be difficult to know what the objects look like without rendering it. is there a way to ...
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How to properly hook up various maps types together in cycles?

Okay so I have been using a software called MindTex 2 to create maps for use with Blender Cycles (or internal). The maps I have here are: Please note in the examples, and blend file I don't actually ...
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Possible to bake texture to new UV map?

I have a finished model where the UV maps overlap - lots of wood that isn't detailed to be particular to the model. I'd like to re-map the texture so that specific details can be added. I'd like to ...
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Emboss text onto curved surface

I am fairly new to blender and I am trying to do something which I am assuming is fairly straight forward with no success. All I'm looking to do is emboss some text onto the curved part of a yogurt ...
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Texture is missing in Cycles?

Because I am pretty new to blender I watched the tutorial Introduction to Texturing with Cycles in Blender from BlenderCookie.com. I loaded this texture onto a sphere but then in all views the ...
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Animating eye texture in a head mesh

I'm trying to animate a mesh with different eye textures but it's not working. This is a texture made by me to animate but I still couldn't figure out how to do it. I've seen tutorials on the ...
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UV map / model turned black on saving - how to recover?

In the middle of touching up a new texture, I pressed save and suddenly my textures all turned black on the model and UV texture - just vanished. I tried reopening the file in another instance of ...
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How to Straighten Curved UVs into Straight Belt [duplicate]

Showing the actual 3D model of a curving ramp. Shows the UVs of that model that blender did automatically. Shows the UV image that I need. I am going put a road texture on it., but round faces are ...
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How do you animate image texture materials in blender cycles with keyframes?

I have an image texture material on a mesh already in blender cycles 2.75... I was wondering how to change the material with keyframes so it changes to different pictures in the animation... I tried ...
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How are texture maps imported into Blender?

How are various maps such as diffuse, AO, cavity, or displacement imported into Blender? I saw the Texture tab has import image, would you do this for all maps and connect them somehow?
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How to Combine two Normal Maps?

I made a high poly model and then baked its textures onto a low poly model. Now I want to give another normal map's details to the model. How can this be done?
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Cycles option to turn off texture tiling?

Update As of 2.76 there is a built-in option to handle this. In Blender Internal there was an option to turn this off (called Clip) Is there a way to do this with Cycles? I know you can just scale ...
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How to place a .png texture with transparency over a material

I am trying to create a low poly face with a face from a .png file. The issue is I already have material placed for hair and skin, as shown in the picture below. I have created a .png file with a ...
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How to properly unwrap my mesh?

Is there a way to automatically unwrap my character? If not, is there a tutorial or something?
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Render not showing UV texture

I have added a texture to a cube in the UV editor and it shows up fine in textured view But when I render it there is no texture What have I done wrong?
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Why doesn't my unwrapped model appear in the UV Editor?

I'm trying to unwrap a cube (I know, super complicated). I've got the seams marked, the UV editor open in a 2nd window, and all the geo highlighted. When I tell the cube to unwrap nothing happens. ...
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How Do You Use An Image As The World Background?

I'd like to use a background image for my world, but I'm not sure how to do it. Right now I am using the sun as a lightpoint and it looks like sky and a flat plane (not realistic). I was thinking of ...
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How to use multiple HDRIs

My question is, how would I make the visible HDRI/Enviroment Map be image 1 and then have reflections as Image 2? If someone can post a node setup, or a .py file that would be great <3 I was ...
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How can I convert a node made material into an image texture?

I have a sphere having a planet material MADE WITH NODES, and I want to convert this material into an image texture; because this material is made with nodes and only works in Blender, but I want to ...
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Extracting a UV layout

I have a 3D truck model already textured and properly imported into Blender. This is a game model and I need to "re-paint" with design from other transport companies. The problem is that I don't have ...
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How do I create repeating patterns with cycles' procedural textures

Most people's question in this area is how to reduce repeating patterns, however I want to create them. I'm creating 2d rendered tiles for my game, and I want to create procedural materials for my ...
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I'd like to have portions of a texture not glossy

I have a skyscraper building but I only want the glass in the texture to be glossy. How would I accomplish this? Ok, I have done a test and here are the results. Here is the original: here is an ...
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Export cycles material to unity

I have been experiencing an issue that once I have a material created and looking the way I want it, I cannot seem to export it correctly with the textures mixed. I don't know the correct words to ...
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Correct vector input to map texture light in Cycles

What is the correct vector input for a texture connected to a Cycles lamp so that I can make a projector-like textured light? I am trying to make an projector-like effect with a textured light in ...
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Is it possible to give a texture thickness?

I have a plane with a texture with both transparent and opaque elements. I would like to give that texture thickness. If I solidify the plane, the texture is only on the faces, not 'through' the ...
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How to create and animate the water reflection (Caustics) on an object?

What is the best method to create this kind of reflection and how to animate it?
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Add scratches to a material in Cycles?

Is there a way to add scratches (like on worn metal) to a shader in Cycles?
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How to combine two different textures into one

After applying to a small studio and making a model of an axe with two pieces which meant separate UV maps. After submitting the model and textures, I was told that both the blade and handle of the ...
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How can I make a part of a texture glow?

I need to make a part of a texture glow slightly. Like Killer Crocs eyes (see image below) How do I do this? I added a black and white texture (white for the glow. But then this happened. There ...
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Low-res texture blurry [duplicate]

I unwrapped a simple plane and applied the following 80x80 pixel picture: Yes, it's quite small. The problem is, the result is all blurry, like so: How do I make it accurate to the pixel?
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How to animate noise texture “seed”?

It's possible to animate a change noise texture by animating the texture coordinates with a mapping node or by animating the texture space, however this only works on one axis at a time (on the other ...
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How to create a gradient texture from one material to another (opaque to clear)?

I am trying to render an object that has opaque base and gradually becomes clear/translucent at the top in Blender cycles. Please see the attached image (which was not made with blender).
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Add an image to an object

I want to put a 2D image on a 3D object in Blender. How do I do that? I have found the "textures" tab in the "properties" window, but I can't figure out what to do with it. Preferably, I would like ...
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Adding surface scratches [duplicate]

I recently saw Andrew Price's tutorial on how to do realistic texturing. At the end of the tutorial he said something along the lines of needing to just "add scratches" to increase the realism. How ...
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Transparent image textures in cycles [duplicate]

I added two planes in Cycles with Image Texture in png with some transparency. I covered one by the other but transparency doesn't work, I mean it is impossible to see the one which is under despite ...
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What is the right way to apply an image texture over a glass or plastic material?

I am trying to put a label over the transparent plastic bottle, but i was unable to do so, because when i build the bottle material(plastic) and mix it with the diffuse shader(using the label texture),...
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Is it possible to create image data and save to a file from a script

I'm currently trying to extract textures from a binary file, and ideally I'd like to save each texture to a file or embed in the .blend file. However, before saving ...
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How can a texture converted to be tileable (seamless)?

When using photos as textures they are usually not tileable and create patterns like: Is there any method in Blender to make images tileable?
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Color all of my models using one texture

First of all, I'm not very familiar with texturing. So what I want to do is have one texture with a selection of colors as such: And use that to color my (low poly) models to prevent having to use ...
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How is this blendfile hiding textures?

I saw this tutorial on Blender Nation that deal with creating Minecraft animations in Blender. After following several links, I finally came up with the file and downloaded it. I could edit the ...
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Voronoi Cracks Fac?

I am familliar with Blenders Cycle's Voronoi Texture and have fiddled with it for a while. I am trying to get a result that is not like Intensity or Cells, but more like cracks. I tried the node setup ...