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Szuran

Any trick to making textures that align nicely?

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I have no idea how to make textures or flats that both look good and align together. What's the secret? How do you do it?

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The process is called image tiling.
A Google search for paint.net image tiling or gimp image tiling brings up tutorials on how to do this. 

 

Personally, I use Paint Shop Pro 8.00, which has a build-in routine to accomplish this, for example for a sky image

 

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Try and make the different parts (for example, the bricks in a brick texture) align to an 8x8 or 16x16 grid. That's all I can really say without knowing the specifics of your problem, could you post the resources your having trouble with?

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5 hours ago, Kappes Buur said:

The process is called image tiling.
A Google search for paint.net image tiling or gimp image tiling brings up tutorials on how to do this. 

 

Personally, I use Paint Shop Pro 8.00, which has a build-in routine to accomplish this, for example for a sky image

 

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Thank you, I didn't know this term. I found tutorials for Gimp, I think I'll be fine with them.

 

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2 hours ago, Kapanyo said:

Try and make the different parts (for example, the bricks in a brick texture) align to an 8x8 or 16x16 grid. That's all I can really say without knowing the specifics of your problem, could you post the resources your having trouble with? 

 

In general, I was trying to make a simple cloth-like texture but weren't able to make it tile.

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I could help you out with what you have or make one for you if you'd like.

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I'd appreciate that. We can talk via PM. Currently I'm trying to make a set of flats (floors) that looks like it has neon lights reflected in wet concrete at night. I reckon I need 9 flats to make a proper wet street:

 

1 2 3

4 5 6

7 8 9

 

Where everything but 5 are connecting borders (1, 3, 7, 9 being corners), and 5 has to align with anything.

 

EDIT: I guess I could also use _| and |_ joints.

 

I don't know if I'm explaining this clear enough. :) I'm trying to replicate this look of the floor, with the visible border to the puddle:

 

a-rainy-night-in-downtown-las-vegas-neva

 

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