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chribba
11-27-2005, 04:54 PM
Hello!

I am trying to make a Christmas tree in Lightwave, but i have not found any help on how to make nice tinsel... Anyone who can help?

connerh
11-27-2005, 09:58 PM
Here's how I would do it:

Create a flat face
UV map that face
Clone it and rotate the clones (say... 9 clones, 18 degrees each)
Paint a UV map for the tinsle texture, which is pretty straight forward, line down the middle, lots and lots of alternating lines
Apply the tinsle texture as a clip map, and you're golden!

chribba
11-28-2005, 02:04 PM
Thanks "connerh".

I will try to follow your tip. I am a newbie on Lightwave but i will lern.. :thumbsup:

Chribba

iggy21
11-29-2005, 07:59 AM
To add on to this question....does anyone know if sasquatch could accomplish this?

qwz
11-29-2005, 08:15 AM
sasquatch is very slow

clipmaps is SIX TIMES faster than alpha channells, don't forget

dablan
11-30-2005, 08:53 AM
I wouldn't try it with physical geometry, or sasquatch.
Use image maps on flat planes, with alpha channels. Or, another idea is to use clip maps, with a color map on top.

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