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02 February 2005, 12:57 PM
hey all,
Probally a simple answer but how to shade a snooker or pool ball?

For example using Nurbs how is it possible. I have experimented using a ramp and can get a circle within a circle but when i map a number from a picture file to the inside of that circle, thats a no no. Anyone know what im talking about?>


02 February 2005, 01:38 PM
Spherical mapping, no tricks, heres a scene with a poly sphere for you to have a look at, saved it as an *.ma file for you, made with maya 6.01, cant help you with nurbs, never textured them, better investigate uv editing.

textured pool ball (



02 February 2005, 02:11 PM
You could map the number onto one of the ramps colours, I think that would work.

02 February 2005, 02:15 PM
Muncher thanks.

dudders, thats where the problem lies. Because its nurbs the isoparms meet in the middle and the text becomes scewed

02 February 2005, 02:27 PM
Yeah sorry my answer was BS, but you've fixed it ok now?

02 February 2005, 05:12 PM
Uhumm... Snooker balls don't have numbers :) Sorry... couldn't resist!

02 February 2005, 06:00 PM
lol @ Tobbe, the first line in his thead reads snooker/pool ball :D


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