I began designing a pendant for a very nice Opal.
After building the [3dm] stone as accurately as possible [without scanning]
I used a picture of the actual stone for mapping
After experimenting quite a lot with the [currently available] options for texture mapping in the Mac Rhino, the above screen-shot is the best i could come up with. It leaves un-mapped areas on the gemstone, strategically located for maximum visual disturbance while designing the setting.
is there a way to map the whole stone?
if there has to be a gap in the mapping… then is there a way to put the gap in the lower [horizontal] 3/4 of the stone as shown in the pic below?
here is the 3DM file:
FancyCooberPedyOpal.3dm (1.7 MB)
and this is the the top view picture of the opal [used here for the mapping]