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UV Mapping Workflows in Maya
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Released Sep 10, 2014
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
When looking to move an asset from the modeling phase of a pipeline to texturing, there is an important step that must be done so textures can be created for the asset. A UV layout must be created. This process of unwrapping a 3D object into 2D space has been around for quite some time but is still widely used in several industries. This course will get you up to speed and productive in no time when it comes to laying out UVs. If you are new to this process, this course is for you. We’ll start by learning about several different forms of projection that can be used as a starting point in the creation of UVs. From here we’ll learn how we can start to combine different forms of projection for more complex shapes. Now projections don’t always give perfect results, so next we’ll learn about some things we need to be on the lookout for including distortion, overlapping of UVs and UV scaling. The second half of this course will be devoted to creating a UV layout from start to finish for our ogre asset. We will walk through each piece of the model, tackling problems and tough areas together. After completing this course, you will be ready to start creating UV layouts for your own assets in Maya.
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Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:38
Introduction to UVs
2

Introduction to UVs

 
10:20
Using planar maps
3

Using planar maps

 
10:00
Using cylindrical maps
4

Using cylindrical maps

 
07:36
Using spherical maps
5

Using spherical maps

 
05:20
Using automatic mapping
6

Using automatic mapping

 
10:02
Using multiple projections
7

Using multiple projections

 
12:46
Using unfold to modify UV shells
8

Using unfold to modify UV shells

 
10:18
Dealing with UV issues
9

Dealing with UV issues

 
13:50
Preparing the asset for UV layout
10

Preparing the asset for UV layout

 
08:50
Cylindrical mapping the ogre’s first arm
11

Cylindrical mapping the ogre’s first arm

 
10:07
Unwrapping the second arm
12

Unwrapping the second arm

 
06:36
Unwrapping the legs
13

Unwrapping the legs

 
10:33
Unwrapping the torso
14

Unwrapping the torso

 
08:39
Unwrapping the feet
15

Unwrapping the feet

 
06:12
Unwrapping the hands
16

Unwrapping the hands

 
10:33
Unwrapping the head
17

Unwrapping the head

 
16:15
Unwrapping the clothing
18

Unwrapping the clothing

 
10:29
Unwrapping the finger and toe nails
19

Unwrapping the finger and toe nails

 
14:47
Unwrapping the teeth
20

Unwrapping the teeth

 
09:21
Unwrapping the eyes
21

Unwrapping the eyes

 
07:35
Laying out the finished UVs
22

Laying out the finished UVs

 
10:55