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Hi, can anyone advise me how I map an image around a sphere in Affinity Photo.

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For possible inspiration - just edit the equations :-)

 

 

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Layer > New Live Filter Layer > Distort > Spherical

May be a good starting point

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I have Photoscape X which has a 3D wrapping transformer: http://x.photoscape.org/ the 3D transformer is basic but useful for quick transforms.

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As carl123 has suggested the spherical live filter in tandem with some layer fx will also work well...

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This has a spherical filter applied and some layer fx to give it more form.

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Hi, - is the Pro version of Photoscape X required to map onto a sphere, and can you map your own images, or just create lines as per in your example?

 

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I have the Pro version but I’m pretty sure it’s in the free version. As for mapping your own images, that image of the lines is mine, I just used it to display the warp, so to answer your question yes you can use your own images.

Personally I prefer to use Affinity Photo, Photoscape will horizontally stretch a square image as in the case of this eye image, the centre part will be oval whereas Affinity Photo will maintain it’s correct shape.
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Just tried Photoscape X and have absolutely no idea how to wrap an image to a sphere - even after looking at your screenshots. I will have to try the "Distort > Spherical" way in Affinity Photo.

 

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On 11/15/2020 at 11:21 PM, Pšenda said:

For possible inspiration - just edit the equations 🙂

 

 

As the Irishman said when asked the way to Dublin: "Well, if I were you, I wouldn't start from here."

The obvious modification of my equations is to apply similar transformations to both the x and y axes. This will not work. The result is still a square. You would need to apply some form of radial transform. Since the spherical transforms suggested here seem to do the trick, I would not recommend equations.

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