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Texture applied to EXTRUDE ALONG PATH issue

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Working on historic building with a balcony facade that has a repeating, but rather iconic stencil pattern applied.  To create the facade, I used a NURBS curve for the profile and a simple 2D arc for the path.  All of this worked well and the image based texture applies easily enough.  The issue is that the image compresses as it nears the ends of the extrusion.  The image is mapped using "perimeter".  When I switch to "plane" the issue is inverted; compressed in the center.  I have indeed measured the image in plan view to confirm that it compresses significantly at the ends.  It is not simply the an illusion due to the curvature of the facade.  I have created the image to tile and a single iteration is divisible by the overall width.  This is not a deal breaker and I may be the only person that really notices but it seems like this ought to be a solvable issue.  Working on vwx2020 currently.  

compressed at end.png

correct at center.png

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I'm guessing 'cylinder' map type is not available or you would have tried it too?

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7 hours ago, Tom W. said:

I'm guessing 'cylinder' map type is not available or you would have tried it too?  That is correct. 

7 hours ago, Tom W. said:

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Perhaps make the EAP longer and see if that stops the compression, then clip it to your desired length.  

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