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Basing mesh off texture
show user profile  Varine01
Hey, is there a way to apply a texture to a mesh and then form the mesh into the shape of the image on the texture? I drew a bunch of designs for things and it would be way easier to make if I could apply them to the mesh and then form it around the outlines.
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3/28/2009 8:25:43 PM (last edit: 3/28/2009 8:25:43 PM)
show user profile  Toen
Yeah, it's called 'displacement mapping'. In the Max Help file there is a info and instructions regarding it.
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3/28/2009 8:27:40 PM (last edit: 3/28/2009 8:27:40 PM)
show user profile  Varine01
EDIT: Thanks, man, but not really what I meant. I want to be able to deform the mesh by hand by moving the vertices around, but not have it distort the image, so I can make a plane and have the texture map on it and then form it to the shape I want without having the texture move and distort with the mesh.
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3/28/2009 8:30:43 PM (last edit: 3/28/2009 8:57:04 PM)
show user profile  Bobbyboy
add a uvw map ontop of your edit poly in your modifier stack then go down below the stack and click the show end result button (looks like a tube or something, second button from the left under the applied modifiers panel) now you can play with your edit poly and it wont affect the texture

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3/28/2009 9:54:07 PM (last edit: 3/28/2009 9:54:07 PM)
show user profile  Varine01
I had to click Preserve UVW's.

Thanks for the responses though.
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3/28/2009 11:09:37 PM (last edit: 3/28/2009 11:09:37 PM)
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