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Maya® Studio Projects Texturing and Lighting by Lee Lanier

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Project: Addressing Texture Warp

One disadvantage of NURBS surfaces is the potential for texture warping. This warping can lead to unwanted texture softness, stretching of texture detail, or uneven scale in repeating texture patterns. In these cases, the model is constructed or adjusted in such a way that the UV texture space is not distributed evenly over the surface.

Identifying Warped Areas

As demonstrated in Chapter 3, you can use a Checker texture to examine UV alignment on a surface. A Checker texture is equally useful for identifying texture warp. You can follow these steps to identify warping on the NURBS surfaces of the sweatshirt:

Figure 4.21: The Render Layer Editor with the newly created layer1 layer. The masterLayer layer, which ...

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