I am about 99% done writing a new texturing tool for Maya. I call it "Projection Maker". I have a video tutorial on how to use it as well as it's features below. I was tired of having to lay out my UVs, then export it, import it into a tool such as zBrush, texture it using Projection Master, and then exporting the texture back for use in Maya. So I created this tool to help streamline the texture-projection process by making all of these features easily available right inside of Maya, in a clean, organized user interface. At it's core, Projection Maker is just an interface to already existing tools inside of Maya that will speed up your texture-creation work flow. Projection Maker allows you to map a texture onto an image plane, modify the vertices so that it matches up with your object, then project the modified image onto the model, automatically matching the UVs with virtually no stretching. This also mean that you don't need to create time-consuming UVs. An automatic mapping should be all that is needed. My inspiration for this tool was zBrush's Projection Master, and Ryan Kingslien's Texturing with Photo reference tutorial here: [http://220.127.116.11/zbc/showthread.php?t=33715](http://18.104.22.168/zbc/showthread.php?t=33715) [u][b]Screenshots:[/b][/u] Screenshots can be found here: [Screenshots](http://sheep.crippeoblade.co.uk/mel/screenshots.html) And yes.... Certain legalities....
I take no responsibility for any damages or losses of anything when using this script. This script
is provided “as is”. Edit at your own risk!
And also, I please ask you not to redistribute this tool. [b][u]Installation instructions:[/u][/b]
Place script into your user scripts directory.
[i]Macintosh: /Users/Shared/Alias/maya/scripts Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\*User*\My Documents\maya\Scripts[/i]
Usage: Type projectionMaker(); into your command line, or the script editor and press enter.
And with all that out of the way, please enjoy! [u][b]Download:[/b][/u] [b]Script file: [/b][Projection Maker 1.9.5](http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/scripts-plugins/texturing/c/projection-maker) [b]Video tutorial: [/b][PjMkr_demo.avi](http://sheep.crippeoblade.co.uk/mel/tut/PjMkr_demo.avi) You can also now download the script from Highend3D, [here](http://highend3d.com/maya/downloads/mel_scripts/texturing/Projection-Maker-4947.html).