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Maya Unwrap Mini-tut by Athey Maya Unwrap Mini-tut by Athey
Just a quick and dirty unwrapping tips tutorial for Maya.

the Smooth UV Tool in Maya is basically the same sort of thing as Pelt Mapping in 3dsmax.
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choudryarif Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
texturing give me shivers :P
Carboncast Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this! There are so few tutorials on UV mapping online, and as short as this is, this is one of the ones that helped me the most. @_@

Umm a question though: is there an easier way to select/move UVs than just cilcking each individual vertex? I have a pretty complicated model and that seems like it would take ages...
Athey Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
In the main viewport you can select things by faces, edges, vets, etc. and convert the selection to UVs. Just hold down control, left-click-hold and then drag to which thing you want to convert your conversion to (so 'To UVs' in this case). You can select an entire object/element by going to face selection mode and double-clicking on the object.

In the UVW Editing window, if you have a shell (an isolated bunch of UVs that have been detached from the rest of the UVs) you can select one of the UVs and go to Select > Select Shell, and it'll select the whole thing.
Carboncast Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my goodnish thanks for answering so quickly. + w + is it alright if i come to you with other questions in the future? today I got stuck on a lot of small things that probably coulda been solved much more quickly just by asking someone with experience..
Athey Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, sure. I check DA at least once a day during the week. My time and ability to get on is more limited during the weekends. I try to answer stuff as soon as I see it.
Carboncast Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
KypFox Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, I'll have to try that the next time I have access to a recent Maya! I usually just hit the unwrap button and hope the result isn't too bad.
Clicking on "Display Border Edges" would have made for a better first panel though. =)
SNGPSo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Awesome! I didn't know about this.
Thank you!
weird-coma Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
You rock.
Athey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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