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Matt DeLoach
Single texture across multiple polygons
on Oct 1, 2013 at 3:14:30 am

I'm fairly new to the Cinema 4D world and I have a question that I'm sure should be simple to answer for someone out there.

I have 16 polygons (squares in a grid) that I'd like to apply a single texture or video to. I will attach a screenshot to this post.

Is there a fairly simple way to apply a single texture or video to all of the polygons? In Illustrator or After Effects, you would simply apply a complex mask (or shape layer) to said image or video. I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to accomplish this in Cinema 4D.

Could someone out there please lend some advice? I appreciate it!

Matt



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Brian Jones
Re: Single texture across multiple polygons
on Oct 1, 2013 at 1:36:11 pm

put all the squares in a Null and apply the texture to that - set it to Flat and move it around with the texture tools to get the alignment and size you need. If the squares are done with a Cloner (not just 16 separate objects) then you don't need the null you can do the same thing with the Cloner


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Matt DeLoach
Re: Single texture across multiple polygons
on Oct 1, 2013 at 3:13:03 pm

Thanks for the advice...the null method works, but for some reason, not when I set the texture projection to flat. Nothing is rendered when it is set to flat.

When I set the projection to "frontal" it displays in the squares, but they don't rotate, pan or zoom with the camera. The video plays in a fixed position.

Any idea on how to fix this? Thanks again...


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Adam Trachtenberg
Re: Single texture across multiple polygons
on Oct 1, 2013 at 5:12:04 pm

Hard to say but you may have the flat mapping rotated 90 degrees to the surface. Here's a quick demonstration applying flat mapping to a 4x4 grid of polygons:





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Matt DeLoach
Re: Single texture across multiple polygons
on Oct 3, 2013 at 6:19:23 pm

Awesome. Thank you!


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