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Low Poly UV Layout and Texturing
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This tutorial covers the UV layout and texturing of the low poly character and continues where the modeling section ended. The scene files with the character is included if you are only interested in UV layout and texturing for low poly.

We start by laying out the UV's for the character, and just like with modeling low poly the UV layout is easier than it would be for a high poly character as there are fewer faces in the geometry. Working in the UV texture editor during the first two parts of this tutorial you will learn how to create UV sets, some different mapping techniques like automatic and planar mapping, before taking a UV snapshot of the final UV map which is brought into Photoshop for texture painting.

During this process we work on different layers and create color maps for the fabric bringing them into Maya for test renders as we go along. We also paint the color map for the characters skin and add bump maps to lend some more depth to our textures.

This project is part of a complete series and starts with the Low Poly Modeling for Games tutorial.

This project continues with the Character Rigging & Walk Cycle in Maya tutorial.
  • Length: 3 Hours 58 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Software: Maya 7, Photoshop
  • Format: DiVX
  • Points Cost: 10
  • Price: $19.95
Tutorial Details
  • UV Layout for Low Poly Characters
  • Working in the UV Texture Editor
  • Texture Painting in Photoshop
  • Color Maps
  • Bump Maps
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Low Poly UV Layout and Texturing
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