Position Texture Tool: Wrapping material around corners

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Wrapping material around corners
The texture can be wrapped around a corner, just as you might wrap a package with wrapping paper. To wrap textures around corners:

  1. Create a three-dimensional cube.
  2. Select File > Import to insert an image.
  3. Select an image format from the Files of type drop-down list.
  4. Select the image file.
  5. Click the Open button. The cursor changes to the Select tool with the image.
  6. Click in the drawing area to place the starting point of the image.
  7. Drag the cursor away from the starting point so that the image is resized.
  8. Click again to place the image.
  9. Context-click on the image. The Image entity's context menu appears.
  10. Select 'Use as Material. The image appears in the In Model (Microsoft Windows) or Colors in Model (Mac OS X)materials library within the Materials Browser.
  11. Select the Paint Bucket tool (Paint Bucket Tool). The cursor will change to a paint bucket and the Materials Browser is activated.
  12. Click and hold the Alt (Microsoft Windows) or Command (Mac OS X) key while using the Paint Bucket tool to change to the eye dropper.
  13. Click on the thumbnail of your image in the In Model (Microsoft Windows) or Colors in Model (Mac OS X) material library within the Materials Browser.
  14. Release the Alt (Microsoft Windows) or Command (Mac OS X) key.
  15. Click on a face of your model and paint the material.
  16. Context-click on the material to display its context menu.
  17. Select Texture > Position. Don't position anything!
  18. Context-click again.
  19. Select Position Texture tool > Done.
  20. Click and hold the Alt (Microsoft Windows) or Command (Mac OS X) key while using the Paint Bucket tool to change to the eye dropper.
  21. Click on the painted material using the eye dropper to sample the material.
  22. Release the Alt (Microsoft Windows) or Command (Mac OS X) key.
  23. Paint the sampled texture on the remainder of the model. The texture is wrapped around corners.