Stargate materials problem

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  07 July 2013
Stargate materials problem

Can you super impose a whole image over an object? I am not to deep into the VP training watching the vids now but wanted to see if it can be done because I am not seeing it. I am on windows 7 right now.

edit. getting closer but there has to be a better way then just eye balling it. if that's the case it will never be perfect. Uploaded 2 more images.

Last edited by isxaari : 07 July 2013 at 01:07 AM.
  07 July 2013
Not sure I follow your questions 100%, but if you Rt. CLick on the Texture tag, there is a "Fit to object" selection, which will attempt to match the texture dimensions to that of the object.

  07 July 2013
Did all those fits. It comes up short.

How ever if I hold the "L" key I can scale it out in all directions but its still off =(
  07 July 2013
You'll either need to go the BP route or the Ai route ... however, in either case
the map as you have it will never fit perfectly.

Why? The chevrons have a small curve at the tops. So, you'll need to do some
Ps work and separate the chevrons from the rest. Good news is, you only need
to do one chevron and dupe for the rest.

In my example below: Open map in Ai ... draw splines over map ... save splines
as Ai8 ... open /merge splines into C4D ... extrude. Make new mat ... import SG
map /maps ... fit as frontal projection. "IF" you need to tweak the map from there
... select the points in the inner or outer circle spline ... unchecking Z axis and
drag mouse to fit.

I did not map out the chevrons ... but you get the flow. If you later animate, the
chevrons will need to be separate items anyway, so may as well do it now

iMac 3.06 ghz Intel Core 2 Duo / 16 GB / OS 10.13.4 / C4D StudioR12 / CS6
  07 July 2013
I am only a few days into my VP training. Can I pay you to do that? If so how much do you charge.

  07 July 2013
Hi no name,
Judging by your posting history, your intentions may be sincere but doubt
any follow through. Your best and most economical route would be to just
buy the model via turbo squid, etc. , that should fix this thing for you

iMac 3.06 ghz Intel Core 2 Duo / 16 GB / OS 10.13.4 / C4D StudioR12 / CS6
  07 July 2013
I did buy the model. But from 3d studio. That's why I did not post the obj file for public download.

I am just a home user trying to learn. I can pay pal the money. If its with in reason. Will pay first.

Last edited by isxaari : 07 July 2013 at 03:50 PM.
  07 July 2013
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