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UV mapping Question

Postby stefancargoski on 04/21/2019, 4:43 am

Hello Forum.

I'm practising how to UV map elements around objects in Element 3D. I'm trying to achieve how to wrap a JPEG around a ring shape using UV coordinates
but cannot figure how to eliminate the JPEG image from appearing so many times around the ring. I only want the lorum Ipsum text on the top side of the ring, but as seen in the example it goes around on the exterior 2 times,(screen shot just shows the top of the ring) and interior. I've played with the UV settings, I'm sure I'm missing a button setting which can eliminate the JPEG image from appearing more than 1 time.

All help appreciated.
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Re: UV mapping Question

Postby star+circle on 04/21/2019, 11:32 pm

I don't think any of the UV mapping options will work the way you want with an extruded shape. You might have better luck with the Element torus primitive.

If that doesn't do it either you will have to create the UV map yourself in an external program. A ring shape is a nice and easy shape to practice with if you haven't done that before.
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Re: UV mapping Question

Postby star+circle on 04/21/2019, 11:44 pm

I tested it out: torus works well for this.

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Re: UV mapping Question

Postby stefancargoski on 04/22/2019, 4:31 am

Thank for your reply, worked well. Never thought the native shape would do the trick. But your torus shape seems more sharp than mine.
The only options I get to manipulate the shape is the torus panel with radius 1 and radius 2. What other settings did you modify to get those sharper edges?

Thank you.
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Re: UV mapping Question

Postby star+circle on 04/22/2019, 10:42 am

I scaled it along one axis.
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Re: UV mapping Question

Postby stefancargoski on 04/23/2019, 4:36 am

Again appreciation & thanks for your help!


Kind regards.
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