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Texture on a sphere

Hi guys! I’m just starting to play with sphere texture (in DX11) and the poles looks ugly:

how can I avoid this?

it is a too stupid question? :D

Your texture looks weird because of it’s topology … look at the mesh and how it’s constructed. It’s been a while that I tried mapping some texture onto a sphere but as far as I remember your best bet would be to use a 3D program like cinema and export the sphere as xfile with the proper texture coordinates.

This might be related to your question https://discourse.vvvv.org/t/7716?!

Hope that helps.