Is using photo sources as textures on 3d models cheating ?


I started getting into 3D modelling a week ago an this was one of my first questions but i havent been able to find an answer, ive included an example of what i mean, i dont know how to make textures so should i just leave my models the default grey color ? Thanks in advance


nothing is cheating if it get the job done


There’s no cheating in CGI. As long as you don’t screw over other people or use their stuff immorally, anything that produces good results count. That’s the whole point of CGI - to control and command THE PIXELS!