kevin tan (vitamizrpofessionalseries750)

1 answer · asked · Lesson: UV Mapping · Course: Fundamentals of Texturing

differences between uv mapping and material nodes

When will you use uv mapping and when will you use material nodes? 

  • crew

    UV mapping is for custom textures, meaning textures that you paint in Blender or Photoshop/Gimp/Krita.

    Material nodes are for procedural textures that don't require a custom UV layout.

    For example, a character is a complex modeling that would require custom textures to be painted. But a simple stone could be textured procedurally with only nodes; no UV layout or texture paint required.