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Skewing textures

Post by fudgonaut » Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:12 pm

I open maps in UEd to see if I can pick up useful techniques or inpiration.

I happened to look at DM-FoT-Metallicide and noticed something interesting. Here's one of the textures:

eX_trim_simple03_d.png

Here's that texture on the ramp trim. The texture's skewed. Not rotated, skewed

slanted.jpg

I didn't know this was possible. After a little searching I found this tutorial on unrealsp.org. Pretty neat

Hopefully other mappers will find this useful too
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Re: Skewing textures

Post by Barbie » Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:29 pm

Very eye candy. :)
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Re: Skewing textures

Post by papercoffee » Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:57 pm

We had this discussion many years ago ...it is possible ...but the tutorials for that are somehow incomplete.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4446&p=46401&hilit=skew#p46401

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Re: Skewing textures

Post by sektor2111 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:46 pm

Yep... I did something like this in a random edit...
SkewDimin.PNG
To me it looks more realistic this way.
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Re: Skewing textures

Post by fudgonaut » Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:00 pm

papercoffee wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:57 pm
We had this discussion many years ago ...it is possible ...but the tutorials for that are somehow incomplete.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4446&p=46401&hilit=skew#p46401
I haven't played around too much yet, and the tutorial on unrealsp is missing screenshots, but using poly texscale UU=1 VV=1 VU= in the console definitely works. It's probably just a matter of practicing with it, to learn any nuances/iidiosyncracies.

Here's a related quetion:

Is there a console command for rotating a texture? The rotate texture tool can be imprecise. Being able to assign a texture a specific angle on a poly would be useful in some cases.

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Re: Skewing textures

Post by Buggie » Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:03 pm

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Re: Skewing textures

Post by fudgonaut » Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:44 pm

I was overlooking it this entire time

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Re: Skewing textures

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Re: Skewing textures

Post by fudgonaut » Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:22 pm

The Texture Rotate tool doesn't always work well for pieces of trim that are at an angle -- particularly longer prices of trim.

Being able to enter precise angles using Custom Rotation in the Surface Properties interface should prove useful in those cases.

I still can't believe I missed it. I've looked at the Surface Properties interface thousands of times, and I just never noticed it.

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Re: Skewing textures

Post by papercoffee » Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:38 am

fudgonaut wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:22 pm
I still can't believe I missed it. I've looked at the Surface Properties interface thousands of times, and I just never noticed it.
in the old Editor?

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Re: Skewing textures

Post by fudgonaut » Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:08 am

papercoffee wrote:
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in the old Editor?
I've only really been using the editor a lot since UEd 2.2

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Re: Skewing textures

Post by papercoffee » Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:32 am

I was wondering... you can't miss that setting in UEd2.0 because it doesn't exist there