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Did You Know You Can Texture Curve Objects?


In this video, Michael Bridges explore the fascinating world of texturing curved objects, a technique that brings a lot of flexibility and creativity to your 3D projects.

I start by sourcing textures from, specifically selecting ones that best illustrate our tasks, such as road and pipe textures. After importing these textures into Blender, we dive into the process of applying them to curve objects, like a circular road and a pipe.

We look into adjusting various properties, including extrude and depth, to achieve the desired shapes. The importance of correctly mapping the textures using nodes and coordinates is highlighted, ensuring they align perfectly with the curves. I also demonstrate how to manipulate the texture settings to avoid distortion and maintain the correct aspect ratio.

Moreover, I share some advanced tips, such as resampling curves in Geometry Nodes to normalize segment lengths, which ensures even texture distribution. Lastly, we convert our curves to meshes and back again to refine our models, making them look smooth and natural.

Do you want to learn how to make your 3D models more realistic with perfectly mapped textures on curves? Watch the video to discover all the techniques and tricks!


About the Author

Michael Bridges

I am a self confessed technology geek, and love teaching people new things. I think it is a real shame that so many people carry around such wonderfully capable devices yet do nothing but the basics on them. Computers, laptops tablets and smart phones can do much more than most people know. I would like to guide, reassure and educate people in using their technology to add to their lives I have been playing, yes playing, with technology for as long as I can remember and I still do that today! Admittedly these days with other commitments I do have to watch what I spend as technology can burn a very deep hole and quickly! As my parents will testify, I have always been inquisitive! even if it meant taking something apart to see how it worked. Of course not knowing how to put it back together again! To this day I love learning new things and developing myself as a person. Despite my techy background I remain firmly grounded and talk to people using every day language, unnecessary techno-babble drives me bonkers. This allows me to chat with people with limited knowledge on a subject and help them understand more. By day (and sometimes night) I run a successful local technology support company in Nottingham (UK).

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