How do texture coordinates work?

MAXScript Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a one-to-one relationship to mesh vertices?

Mapping coordinates (UVW coordinates and the related vertex colors) in 3ds Max are stored in Texture Vertices resp. Color Vertices which can have a completely different count from the mesh vertex count. Understanding the relationships between texture coordinates and the mesh they are applied to is crucial.

The following chapter explains the way texture coordinates work inside of 3ds Max.

Understanding Texture Coordinates

The following topics provide information about accessing and manipulating texture coordinates and vertex color data.

Mesh Texture Vertex Methods

Mesh Color-Per-Vertex Methods

General Meshop Mapping Methods

Unwrap_UVW : Modifier

See also

Frequently Asked Questions