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    How Do I Put an Image in a Frame?

    I have not grasped UV editing yet, but I just want to put a photo in a frame and size it to fit.

    I built the frame based on the "Interiors" tutorial, selected the face, gave it a texture, mapped an image into the color channel of the texture, and this is what I get (see image). The image doesn't fit.



    I tried adjusting basic UV options in the attribute editor. I don't recall how to use the UV Texture Editor well, but I don't think that this should be complicated. I must be doing something wrong.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: How Do I Put an Image in a Frame?

    Select the object (ie the picture)
    goto
    Windows> UV Texture Editor
    Under Image make sure that Display Image is checked on.

    Right Click and hold button with your mouse in the texture editor
    -Options come up on what to select.... mouse to the right for UV Selection
    -Marquee over the image in the UV texture editor making sure you select the 4 corners
    (You'll know your selecting the UV's if the points selected are green)
    -Move, Scale, or Rotate the UV points to fit your picture.

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    Re: How Do I Put an Image in a Frame?

    Hello lilnyc,
    UVs can be pretty tricky to get the hang of at first, but the more you practice the easier they get. Here’s a quick video on how you can do that. I didn’t happen to have a picture frame model handy, but the same technique can be used on your picture frame as the computer monitor in the video. Hope it helps!


    Here's a link to the Getting Started with UVs in Maya 2011 course that was referenced in the video.

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    Re: How Do I Put an Image in a Frame?

    lminshull - Thank you. I appreciate your swift and detailed response.

    Dan - Wow! The annual membership just paid for itself with that one. Thank you so much! It worked like a charm!!

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    Re: How Do I Put an Image in a Frame?

    Some times its easier to project the image onto the surface and manipulated it with the place 2d node . Just another way if your interested .

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    Re: How Do I Put an Image in a Frame?

    Sure, bravo2zero. Thank you. I'll also check out that "Getting started with UVs" tutorial mentioned by dan to familiarize myself with the process better.

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    Re: How Do I Put an Image in a Frame?

    I'm glad to help out! By the way, the method that bravo2zero suggests is covered in this video here: http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/training.php?vid=7886 in case you wanted to try that technique out and decide what'll work best for your project.

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