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Offline TheDane

Bender - can't seem to center curve in a box
« on: August 29, 2018, 01:59:57 PM »
Hi, new poster here, but have been lurking for some years - I don't play Sim4, but I use the Bender tool for texture work in other contexts.

So, I used Bender before to make this:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fk1uunfu2zfti64/Tiles_5x5_template_Straight_narrow_free_Bent_curve_test.png?dl=0

However, it was three years ago, so I have absolutely no recollection of how I did it - and now I need to make something similar. I've tried tampering with it, but all I can get it to do is this:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/69kcidghuvnv1mh/road3_frit_Bent.png?dl=0

And when I try to change parameters, it reverts back to the parameters of the original image when I press 'Go', even though I chose 'Manual'.

It's driving me nuts! I can't get it to centre my curve in the box, so I gather I'm doing something wrong. Can someone help me with this? Pwease? :)
« Last Edit: August 29, 2018, 02:02:42 PM by TheDane »

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Offline rivit

Re: Bender - can't seem to center curve in a box
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 05:06:13 PM »
I suggest that you should start off with a tile that has the street in the middle of it, then bend it- that's what you original must have had

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Offline TheDane

Re: Bender - can't seem to center curve in a box
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 02:10:27 AM »
I suggest that you should start off with a tile that has the street in the middle of it, then bend it- that's what you original must have had

Not really, no... and as you can see from my old attempt, I managed to succeed then, somehow (still can't remember what I did). You do give me an idea worth testing, though, so thanks! I'll be sure to update if/when I succeed. :)

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Offline TheDane

Re: Bender - can't seem to center curve in a box
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 10:27:52 AM »
Nailed it! I put it in an all-black tile, so I had a good contrast. Then I ran it through Bender, and it was easy to remove the black background again with the magic wand in PS. The result is perfect!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s422zcytndxhuc0/Tiles_5x5_template_cobbles_curved_frit.png?dl=0

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction, and for making such a wonderful tool. :)

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