Originally Posted by ParoXum
That's the preview. Previews are square.
well then i correct myself. I thought the preview showed the actual texture shape..
Currently im just confused about what the actual distinction between 2:1 and 1:1 is. As far as i know the UV space in max is ALWAYS 1:1, so if you "cheat" and squish your UV's in to (0.5, 1) scale, the map would still effectively be 1:1, but the UVs would just be stretched vertically. Then if you place a 2:1 texture map on top of that, the texture once again is scaled to fit the 1:1 UV space, meaning there will be 2 horizontal pixel rows per every vertical pixel row...
The 4096x2048 text you see on the material editor preview might just mean that the selected map is 2:1. It doesnt necessarily mean that the texture is actually displayed as 2:1 in the engine.. (does it?)
also computron, At least from what i've heard, the licensed version of the SDK is the exact same version as the free SDK.. Im not sure about what crytek uses internally. I would assume it to be the latest in-house stable build they have.