That can happen, but genuine confusion over terms is not the same as ego, and terms can be slippery in 3d because different programs, tutorials and classes do not define terms identically. In this case it’s more useful to say “by this I meant this” than to just keep shooting in the dark.
Sorry, SickleYield, my comments were not directed at you. And no, it’s not confusion over terms.
It’s real simple. Someone stated “Pinning also has nothing to do with pinning it to a texture map”. As a general statement, that is factually incorrect. Nothing to do with terms.
I gave an example of a human face. If you are reproducing a human character, one commonly used technique is to photograph the actual human character and use those images as the texture image that you will apply to the character. In that case, you need certain points on the mesh to line up exactly with certain points on the image. Distorting the image to match up with the UV mapped mesh is very difficult. So you do the opposite. You match your UV unwrapping to the image. That’s where pins come in. They allow you to place certain vertices at fixed points over the image, and tweak and relax and distort the rest of the UV mapped mesh to line up with the rest of the image. Of course they aren’t always used that way, but I was responding to the comment that pins had “nothing to do” with that.
And, clearly, many apps have that functionality, for that particular purpose, which I showed in the excerpts from the various manuals. However, as I said, Carrara and Hex don’t seem to have it.
However, this being the Carrara forum, what happens is that some folks with very limited knowledge make broad pronouncements that are factually incorrect (not you), and then when you correct them they lead you on a frustrating journey that I call “nailing jelly to a tree”. You can spend hours, days, weeks, trying to explain the facts, but they will never back down. They will always re-define what they said until at some point they can sound like they were right all along. “You misunderstood when I said it was ‘huge’. Obviously, if you knew anything at all, you’d realize that meant ‘really really small’.....”
And then they get angry at you for acting like a smarty pants.