View Full Version : Texture Projections help please!!!!

02 February 2002, 09:17 PM
I'm practicing texture projections in version 1.53 xsi.
I was trying to texture a cube using a tile texture.
How can i texture all 6 sides of the cube with the same texture.
I tried planar projections but it only works for one direction (xy,xz,yz).
In si3d you could create a new material and texture separate polygons but i can't figure it ou in xsi. I even tried using the texture editor and moving the points but i won't work that way.
I know most of you guys who look in the softimage forum know your stuff so any help would be appreciated.

02 February 2002, 11:10 PM
go to VIEW>NET VIEW>TOOLS>RENDER and use the cubic texture mapping script..

About the other way u used in SI3D do the following..
select each polygons u want to assign a different material or a different projection and create a cluster..(edit>create cluster or press the cluster button under the edit section on the MCP)..

After u create the clusters u want, u can select each cluster and assign a material (an easy way is to press the button "cluster"over the transform section..there u can see all the clusters,or from the explorer view).Now u can use independent projections for each cluster within the material u assigned to it..

About the text editor in XSI 2.0 it's a lot easier to do things like that as there r many new tools..if u want an example go and have a look :)
Hope this helps a bit

02 February 2002, 11:47 PM
I really appreiciatete the help.

02 February 2002, 07:47 PM
is there a way to do a create a cylindrical texture projection and the apply an xz projection to the same object?
Maybe I'm just doing it wrong.

02 February 2002, 09:08 PM
I am assuming that you want the XZ projection so that you can control 2 different textures. (Or the same one twice)

The easy way is to assign another texture (or the same one) using Modify>Texture>Add>Image.

When the property page opens up, scroll to the bottom and click: Texture Projection>New>Planar XZ.

Now your object has 2 Texture Projections.

02 February 2002, 10:07 PM
thanks Mr. Harriss.

P.S. How did I become Jedi?

02 February 2002, 03:42 AM
You are welcome.
As to how you became a Jedi.... I have no idea.
It must be magic.

02 February 2002, 01:52 PM
I want to be a Jedi too! :D

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