I understand applying textures to objects from my years with bryce.
I’d just like some tips on using textures with blender.
Also, where can i download some premade textures for blender? I’ve gone to various sites that were linked to blendert textures on the blender page but couldn’t download any textures from “Site not found”.
I’m looking soem some “hull plating” textures to use on starships and the like.
BTW, what’s the difference between textures and materials in blender? Can an object have both?
with the way i understand it, textures are put under materials… i mean within a material, it can contain a number of textures, which takes their effect on the material’s reflectivity, color, specularity…etc.
A material is a container of textures. An object can have a material and a material can have textures. It is possible that an object has multiple materials (material indices) and that a material has multiple textures attached to it. So object can have both but not only a texture.
Relationships between data blocks:
Object -> (ObData) -> Material -> Texture
Note that material can be linked to either Object or ObData. For example if you link material to Object and then change ObData (change mesh block that object uses for instance), the material still remains in object. Vice versa in opposite case of course.