Is their a way to make texture/paint etc go in the same direction on a part. If you look at the picture you will see what I mean. The top piece has the paint curving up towards the part but I would like the grain of the wood to just go straight across. Not sure if the pictures are large enough to see
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With more complex shapes like your violin body I'd recommend adjusting the textures of single faces, single solid bodies or single parts depending on the environment you're working in, i.e. a part, a multibody part or an assembly.
That goes especially for wood grain and other textures having some kind of "direction".
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