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  • texture for sphere

     Serge Hamad updated 15 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 4 Posts
  • Damon Surzyshyn

    May 11, 2006 at 10:15 pm

    I’m having trouble mapping a texture to a sphere primitive…it keeps pinching the texture map in the centre. I am using a 1440×486 PSD as the texture for a 720×486 comp. Any ideas?


    Damon Surzyshyn

  • Serge Hamad

    May 11, 2006 at 11:39 pm


    Your texture map should have an aspect ratio of 1:2 (1440 X 720 or 972 X 486 for instance)
    What are you trying to create?


  • Damon Surzyshyn

    May 11, 2006 at 11:59 pm

    OK…I’ll try it at the 1440 x 720…I was using the dimensions that usually work for me with CC sphere.

    I am trying t make a baseball with a logo on it…I made a PSD with a peanut shaped path that i stroked with a red pound symbol looking brush that makes half assed looking stitches…I also made another version that was 50% gray with a white stroke that i use as a bump map.

    Any other suggestions on how i can get it looking a little better are apreciated.


  • Serge Hamad

    May 12, 2006 at 12:18 am

    Hi Damon,

    You should also consider painting the holes for the stitches and use this map as a transparency map.
    You would then need to place a second black sphere inside of your baseball to get dark holes.
    Your bump map should also have a kind of leather texture.
    I have a Baseball on my site if you want to have a look at it.


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