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Identifying the Full Repeat

The term full repeat is commonly used in the wall covering and fabric industries.
This space can vary in size style and color but it is always rectangular.
The Material Repeat tool deals with two types of repeats, half-drop and half-across:
  • Half-drop repeat
    pushes the first fully visible row of fill textures down halfway. This can be useful when a border covering the fill texture is half the size of the texture.
  • Half-across repeat
    Pushes the first fully visible row of fill textures across halfway. This can be useful when a texture imitates a brick pattern, with the bricks overlapping by half their width.
A full repeat lets you accurately offset the image to repeat both horizontally and vertically without a seam line. You can then use this full repeat as the sample fabric for rendering in Image Authoring.
Start by visually identifying the repeat on your texture sample, then scanning or photographing the repeat.