10
Jul
08

Perfect curved textures

Ever made a curved road or staircase and spent ages trying to get the texture just right? Well, you don’t have to anymore. In this tutorial sounding like a cheap commercial I will try to explain how to use the automatic texture alignment trick. With lots of pictures of course. ūüėõ

This is easy!

This is easy!

First¬†you must¬†have the curved object¬†of¬†course. This¬†can¬†be¬†a road/staircase/whatever else is curved. I’ll show you what I made using the arch tool:

A curved road

A curved road

Now add a straight part first! This is important!

Here’s the view from the top with the sizes:

Now¬†we¬†need¬†to align¬†the¬†textures.¬†I’ll let the pictures explain themselves:






All right! It’s properly aligned. That was easy now was it! Just be sure to select the right edge on the texture you want to align first. Also, right-clicking will apply the same texture as the selected texture. (so¬†this trick¬†will only work if the¬†textures¬†are¬†the same) So you should first align the¬†textures and than¬†apply a¬†different one¬†if you¬†want to¬†align¬†different textures together.

Here’s my finished map!

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2 Responses to “Perfect curved textures”


  1. 8 August, 2013 at 02:51

    Hello there! This article couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I will send this article to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a good read.
    Many thanks for sharing!


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