Blender 3D

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

Blender 3D is most commonly used in the animation and video game industry. A quick browse on youtube will show you an immense amount of content including short movies and games created completely on Blender 3D. One of the most important aspects of these industries is adding textures to the 3D model. Textures allow designers to give simple 3d models a whole new meaning are are especially great when you want to present the idea in the form of renders or the final animation.

In order to assign a texture to your 3D model, you need to have the image format of the particular texture downloaded and saved on your desktop. The image can be anything but preferably in the .png format. You can head onto google and download a few texture png files and save them onto your desktop. You are now ready for the tutorial.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to add texture to a 3D model on Blender 3D.

Step 1. Open the Blender 3D app on the Desktop/Laptop.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

Step 2. Open a new file and save it with the appropriate file name.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

Step 3. Left-click on the default cube and delete it by pressing the ‘X‘ key on the keyboard.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

Step 4. Click on the ‘Add‘ button on the toolbar.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

Step 5. Choose the ‘Mesh‘ option and click on the ‘Cube‘ option from the drop-down menu. A new cube will now be added to the workspace.

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How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

Step 6. Left Click on the cube to select it. Now click on the ‘material properties‘ tab.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

Step 7. Click on the ‘New‘ button to add new material to the cube.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

Step 8. Now click on the button next to the ‘Base color‘ option and then click on the ‘Image texture‘ option.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

Step 9. Click on the ‘Open‘ button to load the file browser.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

Step 10. In the file browser, navigate to the saved texture images and select the image texture you want to apply to the cube.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

Step 11. Click on ‘Open image‘ to apply the texture to the cube.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

Step 12. In order to see the preview of the applied texture, click on the ‘Viewport Shading‘ option in the top toolbar.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

Step 13. Now, under the material properties, choose the interpolation setting as ‘Closest‘.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

The texture is now applied to your 3D file in the highest possible resolution.

 

How to texture a 3D model in Blender 3D

 

This is how you can apply a texture to a 3D model on Blender 3D.