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Getting Started in 3D with Maya by Adam Watkins

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Appendix B: CreatingSeamless Textures

 

In the texture chapters, I’ve continually lauded the great online resource cgtextures.com. In a pinch it’s a great place to go to grab textures to place in your scene. Generally though, textures that are easily available online are great because they are quickly available online — and also not great because they are quickly available online. It means that not only you, but every other 3D artist with an Internet connection can grab and use these texture resources. I’ve personally seen multiple demo-reels where I’ve recognized a texture from cgtextures on a wall.

In some of our tutorials we’ve looked at one way to mitigate this problem through heavy manipulation and layering of texture assets. Using multiple ...

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