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KN1988

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Railclone for Rope: Texture problem
« on: September 09, 2014, 11:00:31 AM »
Hi,

I use railclone for a rope with spheres on it. It is for window hangings.
The diameter of the rope is 1,5 mm and the spheres are 5mm. The Railclone objects follows a simple spline. It also has the spheres every 2 cm .

Question: My texture shows repetition. I don't know how to apply the texture without seeing repetition / tiling problems? The texture itself is tillable.
How can railclone texture the rope? Perhaps you have a sample scene with just a rope  with correct texturing (I know how to get the spheres in) ?

Thanks for the help.

Best Regards,
Toni
« Last Edit: September 09, 2014, 11:07:04 AM by KN1988 »

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Re: Railclone for Rope: Texture problem
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2014, 04:06:19 PM »
You can use Segment->Deform->Mapping. It generates a seamlessly tiled mapping along the spline.
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Re: Railclone for Rope: Texture problem
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014, 04:12:56 PM »
Thanks for the reply.

I know about the mapping...but; it is in box-mapping. For the rope I need cylindrical mapping.
Or I might be missing something obvious....

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Re: Railclone for Rope: Texture problem
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2014, 04:59:42 PM »
I see. You are right, the box-mapping cannot be used here.

Anyway, i've done a quick test: if the texture is tileable, the default mapping used in the segment should generate a tileable rope. I've attached a test scene (i got the rope texture from here).

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KN1988

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Re: Railclone for Rope: Texture problem
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2014, 05:35:51 PM »
Thanks for everything!!!
I had the padding of my segments on -1 cm. This was the reason the textures didn't tile.
Dumb me. Time to get a good night sleep.

Thanks again!