View Full Version : Need advice for UVW unwrapping for a character...


eBaldazo
05 May 2007, 11:18 PM
Hi guys :). I am texturing a character with multiple objects, pants,shirt, hat, backpack, hair, boots, and socks. My question is, how do I go about putting all the object unwraps on one map without connecting them all to one mesh? My issue with attaching them all to one mesh is that I can't hide or isolate individual objects, therefore making it nearly impossible to see where my seams are :(. I've noticed that game character modelers do an excellent job of putting everything on one map, how do they do it?

program used: 3ds max 8

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e352/roadtripjunky/1.png

Slapdash
05 May 2007, 12:42 PM
Yeah I'm sitting with basically the same issue here as well.
Have a charachter that needs unwrapping and textured but I didn't do the model. All I can think of is to go the route of making surfaces out of selecting polygons, cut, paste make surface. Problem is that the model isn't symetrical which leaves me some problems.

steveblake
05 May 2007, 12:28 PM
Experiment with UV-cuts using http://www.pullin-shapes.co.uk/. It's soo easy, makes mapping fun again..(if you're using max shoot me a PM and I'll pass along the latest export/import plugin)

MichalesSK
05 May 2007, 06:04 PM
hello i never try it but maybe this will works...just make all texture maps for all your parts in photoshop like simple images after then make from this parts one single image. And then in Max load like texture for every parts this single image.....then i think u must just replace UVWs parts on the place where should they...

Sorry for my bad english

eBaldazo
05 May 2007, 07:28 PM
Experiment with UV-cuts using http://www.pullin-shapes.co.uk/. It's soo easy, makes mapping fun again..(if you're using max shoot me a PM and I'll pass along the latest export/import plugin)

Thank you for the information :). I've been working on this the past 2 weeks. Any input you have I would appreciate. It was done in Max.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e352/roadtripjunky/finalUnwrap.jpg

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