Projection Maker - New Texturing tool for Maya


Alright, big update this time, fixing lots of bugs that have been bothering me, as well as some user comments as well. Here’s what’s included in this update:


You can download it from Highend3D here.


Awesome :slight_smile:


Looks great, thank you for your efforts and sharing this with the community! Do I get it right, you would make different projections/textures (front side etc.) and than paint the areas you want from each texture in photoshop?



Yes, you’re correct. You would bake out each projection, bring them all into one Photoshop file, and then use the eraser, and erase the parts you don’t want.


hi there. nice effort john. it is working beautifully thank you. but it has some issues may be you’d like to make improvements on it. if you accidently forget to write projection name,you have to begin the process from the begining. normally it doesn’t project any render you have. a warning might be useful for such a dummy like me.

#2. haven’t check it out yet,if i can do it via playing with image size dimensions, but it would be nice if the user can decide final bake texture resolution.

and lastly clean up doesn’t clean everything. i always want an organized hypershade. and i have to clean ip textures,SGs an so forh manually.

but i like it anyway.


this is FANTASTIC!!! i always thought zbrush was really useful for this…but know i can do it in maya! u did a great job and i hope u continue to update it. i cant belive this thread doesnt have like a million pages! great job!


Actually, no you don’t. It will just save a file out as “.iff” At least this is what happened to me when I tried it. I’ll take a look into it.

Yes, the rendered projection, and the baked projection use the same input. If you change this before the the bake, it will use those dimensions. I’ll see what I can do to make it easier.

Yes, I completely agree about a messy hypershade. Drives me nuts. However, the cleanup command should clean up everything. Next time, if it doesn’t work, could you please post what exactly it’s not cleaning up? That would help me a great deal in fixing the problem.

Glad you’re enjoying it mate!

Thanks everyone of the great comments and feedback. It’s these problems that people are experiencing, that really help make the tool even better!

Thanks again,



Well, I’m busy working on the next update, and I have implemented your suggestions, and problems. If you have anything you’d like to be included in the upcomming release, please let me know!


Just hit 2000 downloads! Thanks everyone for your support!


Hey guys. Very large update again. Man I spoil you guys don’t I? :wink:

This addresses many of you comments on baking resolution, no name being specified, etc. Take a look at the version history for all the updates. They're goodies :D
  Take it easy guys!
  You can download it from Highend3D [here](


You rock, man :thumbsup:

Tks a lot


Alright, hey guys. So after taking a little bit of a break, I want to get started on this again. But I’m out of ideas. It does what I want it to do, but I’m really interested in what YOU want it to do. I’m open to all suggestions!

Thanks everyone for you support!


Hi everyone. Just a small update this time, but extremely important. I’ve been meaning to fix this for a while now, I jut never got around to it, until now! :wink:


You can download the new version from Highend3D here.


thanks John - great stuff.


Hey everyone!

Slowly getting towards the 2.0 mark! This is a maintenance update, but hopefully it will make the tool a little bit easier, and faster, to use. Take a look at the version history for all the updates.

Have fun!.

You can download the new version from Highend3D [here](


Hi NextDesign,

Thanks for making this incredible script! I watched the zBrush video, but I’m still a bit hazy on how to use this in Maya. Would it be possible for you to create a video of you using the script in Maya?




Many thanks for the updates!

Cheers! :slight_smile:


Hi Wes, I hope you got my email, but if you didn’t I’m sorry for taking so long to get back to you.

I have a video tutorial on the usage of this script included on my first post, as well as on the highend3d download page. That should get you up to speed!

Take it easy guys, and thanks again!



Hey John,

I’m sorry I didn’t get your email, but I will check the first post for the video. Thanks very much for the reply!




No problem Wes. Glad to help! And if you have any problems, please, don’t hesitate to ask!