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November 9, 2012


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UV Unwrapping Video Tutorial for Maya

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 9, 2012, 7:57 PM

Made this today.  First time making a video tutorial, so be gentle - hah.  I honestly hadn't realized, before today, that I could full-screen capture with my imac just built in with the OS.  It's all awesome and easy and stuff.  Voice Over added with iMovie.  Sorry if its a bit rushed - I didn't exactly plan it out all that well.  heh. ^_^;;

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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work here! :D
tsunderenekonyan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I've been 3 years using maya and still sucks with UVmap stuffs but you make my day awesome.

Thanks for the tutorial and GBU.
PieroStuff Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great tutorial! Good explanations and pleasant voice. I hope you'll do more :)
MystiqueX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good tutorial! Thanks!
Aserosiris Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
how do you feel about UVmaster in zbrush?
Athey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I feel that it's buggy and unreliable at the best of times, and often gets inconsistent results and doesn't allow for as much control over things as I would like. But its a reasonable option under certain circumstances.
Aserosiris Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Have you tried UVLayout? so far its what i find to be fastest way to do uv's
nervene Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
One thing that could be useful to mention (that I definitey get use out of) is using a checkered utility texture while UVing, so that we can see the amount of distortion involved and to make it easy to maintain a consistency with which side of a mirrored/shared set of pieces is the correctly flipped one. For simple low poly clothes it's probably not a big deal, but for complex shapes that don't unfold so nicely and may need to be split can spare us from tweak time/headaches later.

It's interesting to see the little differences in workflows; makes me want to make a video, myself!
sketcher-taku Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you upload videos here
Athey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't. I uploaded it to Vimeo and embedded the vid in a journal using the embed tag - it's this but without the spaces:
< da:embed profile="vimeo" id="53195083" >< /da:embed >

If you're using youtube instead of vimeo, you just replace profile="vimeo" with profile="youtube", and use the ID of your vid off of youtube.
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