Creating a decal to be placed on a cylinder


#1

I am creating a model of a clarinet that was made in France in 1945. It has a very pretty engraved gold logo on each section that I would like to place on the model. I have made a jpeg of the logo, but I don’t know how to place it on the cylinder or tapered bell of the model. As an image it doesn’t wrap, and as a texture it repeats.

Thanks for your help.

Peter


#2

It’s always hard to write about an image without seeing it :wink:
You can transfer the shape of the image to the cylinder so that the texture isn’t repeating anymore.


#3

Maybe along the lines of this?

I found a clarinet model in the Warehouse. It has a label on it that was apparently drawn on. Probably the author traced the label. I found a graphic of the label in a Google search and used it to create a material with gold letters on a black background.


To prevent the material from repeating across the bell, I first projected a rectangle the same size as the label onto the bell. This divided the surface into two regions. Then the material is applied to the inner region.


#4

Pretty slick. I’ll give it a try.

Thank you.

Peter