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pencil97859
12-20-2010, 11:38 AM
i need help i dont know how to add decals in lightwave 3d if you can explain it simply thnx

nickdigital
12-20-2010, 11:41 AM
Make your decal in Photoshop. And apply the image via texture mapping.

This site has a lot of good tutorials for Lightwave:
http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials/Main_Menu.htm

You could reference this tutorial.
http://www.foundation3d.com/index.php?categoryid=39&p2_articleid=100

Going through the manual would also point you in the right direction.

Dexter2999
12-20-2010, 11:43 AM
decal to what?
The shape can be important as to what mode you map in.
A box could be planar. A cylinder would be cylindrical. A plane would be UV mapped.

The image can be a type with alpha information in it (32bit).
Or you can use a JPG but create a black and white version to use as a transparency map to hide all the unwanted parts.