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Aug 23 2007, 13:05
How can i make new UV map from new model ?
I want to "unroll" my model to thing like this:
Sorry but I am totally new to UV mapping
Surfaces\UVSets\UV Editor.. (or use the button marked `UV`on the Edit toolbar)
You will probably want to unwrap some complex parts of the model manually beforehand though. Surfaces\Unwrap Structure...
hopefully someone with more knowledge can explain this better for you (..and me http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/smile_o.gif )
When you've unwrapped your model (as you appear to have), make a plain single colour texture of the dimensions you want, and background map it onto your unwrapped model. Then go to the 'UV editor' menu in the UV editor window, export, tick the top and the bottom boxes (not sure about texture outline), specify the dimensions of the texture you want, and save. Then open up the .emf file thats made in windows picture and fax viewer, save as a .png.
Then open up the PNG in photoshop (or your tool of choice), and copy it onto your (same dimensioned) plain texture.
At this point it's useful to save, reload the texture, and if you've done it right, the lines shown on the texture should follow the lines of the model.
Aug 27 2007, 19:03
I've written a small PDF tutorial here :
It's only the basics because I don't know much more than that. I hope it can help and it would be great if I could have some feedback on this tutorials (things to add, corrections, ...).
Aug 28 2007, 12:45
Nice tutorial, can you add some info about how do UV on more complicated structures like cylinder ?
Aug 28 2007, 12:54
Yes, I'm working on the part which uses the Unwrap function to unwrap more complex structures like cylinders. But I've not much time at the moment, I'm moving to south France tomorrow so I've some luggage to prepare. http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/crazy_o.gif
Aug 28 2007, 13:31
Have a read of JdB's posts in this thread they might help alittle. I found it very helpful and it got me past the first hurdle and on my way.
This thread (http://www.flashpoint1985.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard311/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=69;t=66096)
Edit: Sorry missed your post earlier Chris.
Thanks, the tutorial on the UV mapping is very useful.
Aug 31 2007, 22:21
tutorial is gone.. can someone upload it again?
Sep 7 2007, 19:50
I took a little too much time to pay the server, now it's done, the tutorial is up again. http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/smile_o.gif
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