What's the secret (angled textures) ???

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Open Blade, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Open Blade

    Open Blade L7: Fancy Member

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    I have spent at least a few hours trying all different ways to get a texture to fit the angle of a beam and I can't do it. It's a wooden beam and the texture won't align with the angle of the beam. I try to rotate it and it just doesn't look right. I have tried everthing. I copied and pasted another beam in from a different map to copy and paste the texture and that doesn't work. How do you do this? Thanks.
     
  2. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    several ways.
    The rotate function should work fine, I use it alot. Gotta know your angles.

    The other option is to make the beam straight, apply tex, use the texture lock button, the rotate the beam. The tex will be locked to it and will rotate with it thus staying straight.
    Then you'll have to snap your verts to make sure they are on the grid.
     
  3. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    You'll also learn to not be so fussy with this, and as long as your angled brush doesn't exceed 256x256 units you should be able to get away with using .5 on the end of your angles if need be.

    26.5, 27.5 etc.

    If you're using wood this isn't so much of a problem if you learn not to be such a perfectionist about these types of things, but with textures like your metal trims this does become an inconvinience. In which case Stg Frag's suggestion to use texture lock and rotate your brush after having applied your texture vertically/horizontally is probably best. Then fiddle about with any fancy bits using your vertex manipulation tool.
     
  4. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I know that a ratio of 2:1 (two units across then one unit up) is 63.5 degrees or 153.5 degrees (or negetive those) and of course a 1:1 ratio is 45 degrees
     
  5. DasMatze

    DasMatze L2: Junior Member

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    Its so much easier: Select a face which is mapped right (a face which goes with the grid), hold down alt and rightclick on the angled face.

    Example:
    If you have such a beam

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    select the left or right face and then rightclick with alt on the front face. The texture will be applied and alligned to the selected face.

    DasMatze
     
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  6. apocguy

    apocguy L2: Junior Member

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    Here is what I posted on some other forums when my friend was having the same problem:

     
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  7. Open Blade

    Open Blade L7: Fancy Member

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    One last question. I did the alt+right click and that works awesome, thanks very much. But in regards to texturing cliffs.........would it look even better by applying all the same faces of your cliff dicplacement to a smoothing group?
     
  8. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I also find "align to view" a decent texture mode when dealing with half circles.

    Mind you since the advent of displacements the usefulness of this mode is practically negligable. It came in invalueble when using the old triangular rubble technique in DoD 1.3. There's little need to wrap a texture around several faces at the same time when you can wrap the face itself :p Unless you're attempting to reproduce the skybox rubble from gravel pit. Look directly down onto your cone shaped brush and paste away with no misalignments.

    I would recommend you atleast check it out and see what results you get, it may even help with your texture angling.