UV Mapping Workflows in Maya

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When looking to move an asset from the modeling phase of a pipeline to texturing, there is an important step that must be taken 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 looking 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. Software required: Maya 2015.
  • Introduction and Project Overview
    • Introduction and Project Overview
  • UV Mapping Workflows in Maya
    • Introduction to UVs
    • Using Planar Maps
    • Using Cylindrical Maps
    • Using Spherical Maps
    • Using Automatic Mapping
    • Using Multiple Projections
    • Using Unfold to Modify UV Shells
    • Dealing with UV Issues
    • Preparing the Asset for UV Layout
    • Cylindrical-mapping the Ogre's First Arm
    • Unwrapping the Second Arm
    • Unwrapping the Legs
    • Unwrapping the Torso
    • Unwrapping the Feet
    • Unwrapping the Hands
    • Unwrapping the Head
    • Unwrapping the Clothing
    • Unwrapping the Finger and Toe Nails
    • Unwrapping the Teeth
    • Unwrapping the Eyes
    • Laying out the Finished UVs
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