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#1 iceman

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 08:26 AM

stupid question, but what is meant by the term skinning?

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 10:34 AM

skinning is when you put a texture on top of a 3d model. the texture is the skin over the muscle of the model, hence the term skinning. also called Unwrapping, and i've heard it called meshing.
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Posted 04 July 2003 - 12:01 PM

it's not called unwrapping. never heard meshing either. but your other part is correct:

You got a 3d model, the MODEL
then you put colors on the model, you make a bitmap(image), which you wrap around the model. this is a TEXTURE.

MODELING: making a 3d model, a MESH
SKINNING: the process of making the TEXTURE, which is also called a SKIN.(many people think the whole model+texture+animation is a skin - this is wrong)
UUNWRAPPING: making coordinates for the model on where to place the different parts of the texture.
(what part of the image is for the head and so on) UVW Unwrapping.

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 02:32 PM

doesnt sound too complicating , if its anything like mapping i aughta suck at it too! biggrin.gif
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Posted 04 July 2003 - 08:53 PM

oh ic, so its just texturing a character...nothing special..just worded differently.

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 10:13 PM

basicly yeah
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Posted 04 July 2003 - 10:33 PM

It's hard tried it tongue.gif
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#8 Hiro_Protaganist

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Posted 05 July 2003 - 09:26 PM

yes it is caled unwrapping. the process of skinning is refered to as urwrapping i should have clarified. and it is difficult to do unless your very good at photoshop.
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Posted 24 July 2003 - 02:53 AM

QUOTE (Hiro_Protaganist @ Jul 5 2003, 09:26 PM)
yes it is caled unwrapping. the process of skinning is refered to as urwrapping i should have clarified. and it is difficult to do unless your very good at photoshop.

actually its pretty easy..depends on how great the texture editor is..and XSI has a GREAT one. cool.gif

btw, who the hell made the term skinning up? its just texturing a model..just call it texturing.

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Posted 24 July 2003 - 03:50 AM

Skinning could also apply to a world or level, because it really is the same, although that's called just texturing.
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Posted 24 July 2003 - 05:43 AM

yeah it's just texturing but that doesn't sound as cool as Skinning. Makes it sound like somehting out a sci-fi novel.

"i texturead a model"
i created a skin for this model"

just has a little extra flava. (wow even typing it's apparent how white i am)
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