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Seamless VS Tileable; what the difference?

Oct 19, 2013, 20:28
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Seamless VS Tileable; what the difference?
I've seen repeatable patters all over on the internet... some are labeled "seamless" and some are labeled "tilable"... what is the difference between Seamless & Tileable?
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Oct 20, 2013, 09:25 (This post was last modified: Oct 20, 2013 09:59 by rich2005.)
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RE: Seamless VS Tileable; what the difference?
As with Ofnuts post generally tileable and seamless are the same. No point being pedantic. A small difference might be;

An image, ( a tile) which is only seamless because the background is plain, but will still fill an area with a pattern.
[Image: Q3mskAd.jpg]

An image where the background is not uniform. Where the edges of the image have been arranged in a way to match when an area is filled. This also makes a pattern and is seamless.

[Image: KBl56iA.jpg]

edit: @ Moltres Rider
Then there are images such as the "sky and clouds" you just posted and that earlier "sea" where the image is not tileable or seamless. In a loose sense it is a texture and the whole image is used to replace some area in another image.

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