View Full Version : camera mapping projection problem!

07 July 2011, 11:50 AM
Hi guys, i have camera mapped a building from a photo which looks fine and lets me rotate etc. However i want blocks to detach from the building but maintain their texture. is there anyway i can do that as at the moment the texture is distorting because its the camera projection.

second question if i have a background plane in to catch the rest of the scene projection the background projection goes out of place when i animate the render camera around my building

07 July 2011, 09:53 PM
you want that your texture stick on the object at the frame you camap it. So you want to camap like in softimage ... :) The bad news is that you can' t do this directly in maya , but i can be wrong on this ... to my knowledge you have two options to do this

- the one i use is the pRef option in renderman, and i'm afraid it will not be the one you want
- the other option that can be done in mental ray is to create a reference geometry , i never try it myself but the idea is to have object A and B that are excatly the same, you camap on A and then B get his reference texture from A. the option is in the rendering tab , but i don't remeber the exact name i' ll check this tomorow ...



well the tools is Rendering > Texturing > Texture Reference Object (

07 July 2011, 05:33 PM
you da man thanks so much!

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