I have a soldier character and used the decal method to put a patch on the sleeve of his uniform. My steps were:
Decal.png with alpha channel
went to textures, added new, add image, etc
clicked clipcube and usealpha
went to materials, map input, clicked Object, typed Empty
Parented the empty to the model
It renders fine but when I move the character’s arm, the decal does not follow. If I move the entire character from point A to point B, the decal moves with it.
Are decals only for objects such as aircraft, cars, etc and not ment to move with verts during animation? If this is the case what would be the way to apply small items such as patches or name tags to characters? Is UV mapping the only way?