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asked August 14, 2018 12:42pm
· Lesson: UV Mapping · Course: Fundamentals of Texturing
When will you use uv mapping and when will you use material nodes?
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.