Cylindrical projection wraps texture maps on a surface with a cylindrical shape. Cylindrical projection provides a quick way to map a texture on roughly cylindrical-shaped surfaces without too much distortion.

Figure 1: Cylindrical projection applied to RGB Image TexturesTextures are used to add details to a surface. Textures can be procedural or imported raster files., a Saw Wave Texture and a Turbulence Texture.

Figure 2: Cylindrical projections on a box, cylinder, and sphere.