DECALmachine is a blender addon, which through mesh Decals, allows for surface detailing in a very non-committal, non-destructive, UV-less way. And as such, it represents an alternative approach to hard surface texturing.
Decals can be projected, sliced, created from grease pencil or edges. They can be material matched, and you can easily create your own, as well as export them by baking.
What’s new in 1.9.4
A major problem with how decals are saved Blender 2.83 has come to light.
This means all decals created in 2.83 are saved wrong, with absolute texture paths.
As a result, if you ever change the decal location, or move decals around to other libraries, they will fail to display properly.
1.9.4 introduces a work-around for the Insert and FixTexturePaths tools to deal with this problem.
Highly recommended to install.