How To Skin A Cyclinder

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by mctrivia, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. mctrivia
    mctrivia Well-Known Member
    Admittedly I know very little about working with full color sand stone.

    Can anyone provide a tutorial(preferably using free software) on how I can skin a cylinder?

    My end goal would be able to add an image to wrap the attached stl and not need any software to change the model just edit the image.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. LoveAndShapes
    LoveAndShapes Well-Known Member
    Could you explain a bit more, skinning is refered to as preparing/weighting a model for animation.
    Do you mean creating a UV map maybe?
  3. mctrivia
    mctrivia Well-Known Member
    yes I think my terminology is wrong. I want to add color an image onto the model.
  4. LoveAndShapes
    LoveAndShapes Well-Known Member
    You will need to create a UV map for your model.
    What 3D program do you use?
  5. mctrivia
    mctrivia Well-Known Member
    I use alibre which doesn't have uv mapping capability.

    also have blender and meshlab on machine.
  6. LoveAndShapes
    LoveAndShapes Well-Known Member
    Did you try and do a search on how to do UV mapping in Blender, i'm sure there must be plenty of them.
  7. mctrivia
    mctrivia Well-Known Member
    I have found the key word is

    uv unwrap

    there are times of tutorials and all the ones I watch sucked. they skipped steps and assumed you new how to use software already.

    I haven't had time to try it but now that I know where to look I am going to try a few of these programs