For questions about texture mapping, particularly using the Texture function.

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How to make a 3D globe?

There are many ways to create a 3D Earth that is rotatable (see here, here, related here), but most of them have some drawbacks. These issues mainly stem from either ...
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Transparent textures don't show

EDIT For now, I'm going to accept Brett's answer. It's a way to get transparency back by having 3D calculations done in software instead of hardware. It addresses the symptoms but not the ...
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Crash when displaying / rasterizing graphics with textures at high resolutions

CAUTION/Disclaimer: execution of some of the code below can result in a complete crash of Mathematica or even your system. Save all your work and do not try in a productive situation. For a graphical ...
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Texture mapping and resizing a sphere primitive in Mathematica

Background Info In Mathematica, it's only possible to texture map a sphere through the use of SphericalPlot3D or ...
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Showing a rectangular plot on an almost-closed sphere

I am currently teaching some students about the "point at infinity", and how it allows us to treat circles and lines as "the same", etc. I would like to kind of show this happening with a series of ...
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How to texturize a Disk/Circle/Rectangle?

The documentation for Texture states that "other filled objects" can be texturized: Texture[obj] is a graphics directive ...
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Background image in a polygon / CountryData

Is it possible to use a background image in a polygon without rasterizing the polygon? I tried with textures, but they seem to be viable only for simple polygons. I want to put a flag as the ...
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Applying an ArrayPlot as a texture to the surface of a cylinder

I would like to apply a matrix plot to the surface of a 3D cylinder. The matrix plot is the output from a custom cellular-automata, and it would be nice to see the lefthand side of the plot connected ...
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Exported graphics texture to eps is too dark

Why is the exported graphics eps file so dark? It looks much lighter (and better) as the Mathematica output appearing the notebook. After running ...
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Resampling when using image as Texture

How to get sharp pixel boundaries with Texture? I'd like to have only black/white in the example below, no gray. ...