Making a tileable scales image in Blender Internal

So, the first thing to do is to obtain a tileable grayscale reptilian scales image; we'll start from an already existing image obtained from an old and larger texture I had painted in Gimp for a dinosaur model some years ago… but that's a different story.

In any case, if you prefer, you can paint a new reptilian scales image from scratch by using painting software such as Gimp or Photoshop or open source applications such as MyPaint ( or Krita (

Getting ready

We are taking for granted that in your Blender User Preferences window, you still have the Import Images as Planes addon enabled; if not, start Blender and just enable it as already explained ...

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