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Old 02-05-2007, 11:36 AM   #1
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Default Vuurstorm - May - Texturing

Hi All

I will also be joining in on the texture challenge. I am new to Maya and currently have no clue on how to UV map.

I will be attempting Cadbury.
Will hopefully be starting this weekend.
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:53 PM   #2
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This is my first ever attempt at UV, after a lot of struggling I am finally able to upload some progress.

For more step by step images go to my gallery and view the WIP - Cadbury album at http://www.vuurstorm.co.za

http://www.vuurstorm.co.za/coppermin...adbury_006.jpg
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:24 PM   #3
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Default Added More UV's

Added more UV's, almost done with the upper body. I'm slowly starting to get the hang of the UV's. My method is still very slow and I'm still trying to find a faster way of generating UV's

http://www.vuurstorm.co.za/coppermin...adbury_017.jpg
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:16 AM   #4
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Default Finshed the UV Layouts

Finally the UV layouts is complete

http://www.vuurstorm.co.za/coppermin...adbury_019.jpg
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:20 AM   #5
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Looks very neat. I don't understand how you guys get so nice square distribution haha.

Have fun painting now
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:10 PM   #6
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Thanks AlphaFlyte.

I am still experimenting on what technique works best for getting nice squares, If you want I can do a quick tut on what I'm currently doing.

There are still some time left so I decided to download a trial of Mudbox and try that for detailing. We'll see how that goes over the next couple of days.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:14 PM   #7
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I don't really completely understand what I'm looking for still with UV's, since I've only UV'd twice, and neither came out great. But it's looking good... really good compared to the two texturings I've done. Keep it up.
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Old 13-05-2007, 05:37 AM   #8
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The way that I found best to do the UV's is based on a this brilliant tutorial by Richard Cheek found Here
. For me it is a bit easier than going the color route and when splitting the mesh up cylindrical, spherical and planer mappings can be done on any section and then just sewn together if required.
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@ Rhetoric Camel

I placed a link on Perfecto's thread (for this month's challenge); check it out if you like...it's extremely basic, but hopefully it'll help you understand what you are trying to achieve by UVing.

@ vuurstorm

I have to agree that that crab UV tut is a good example of splitting up and re-joining multiple projection sections.

As for your UV's; they look good from what I can see, good job!
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Default Texturing Face in photoshop

I found a nice in detail tutorial on how to texture a face. Have a look Here
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Default Restarted Texturing

I made a huge stuff-up with my texturing attempt and decided to redo everything. Hopefully I will still have enough time to finish ... will have to put in some extra effort through this weekend.

I changed the theme of my texturing for my Catbury to be a Dragon Rider.
Here is my second attempt at the body armour. The yellow will be changed to a gold like texture, still deciding whether to keep the orange, thinking of making it a bit darker.

My website is undergoing a major change so my gallery will not be available at present.

Enough blabbering ... Here is my update:



http://www.vuurstorm.co.za/coppermin...adbury_021.jpg
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I made some changes to the yellow giving it more of a gold feel.
Changed the armour to look more like steel and after spend a couple of hours on the face.

http://www.vuurstorm.co.za/coppermin...adbury_024.jpg
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good job vuurstorm - this isn't looking too shabby mate! not too sure about the orange - i just think the texture is maybe a bit big.
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The skirt waist thing looks to have some streching on it...
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Thank you R@nSiD and arran for your comments.

My website moved to a new architecture and thus will need some urgent attention for the next week or so. Therefore I have decided to upload a final image - it is in the final thread.

Hope you all like it :p
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