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Old 23-09-2002, 06:32 AM   #1
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Default Can someone explain UV please?

OK, I understand the xyz coordinate system, but the whole concept of U & V is something I'm totally confused about.
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are u on line pal?
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U, V and W are like X Y and Z in certain way but they are inside the geometry...
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let me check on my book lets see....
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in Mastering Maya COmplete 2 in page 236 you will learn about it
V is refering to the Vertical side and U reffers to the Horizontal side But you can allways rotate or modify their points on the UV mapping Tool on Maya
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UVs are simply a way to tell Maya which pixels from a texture file goes where in a 3D model.
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whe working on UV´s imagin that you jus Unwarp the texture from for example the face of some one, imagine how does it´ll look,...all pulled form the sides! so i can explin you leater oyu can contactme at my ICQ number if you like ok
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U and V are surface directions, while XYZ are coordinate directions... brief but concise definition... let us know if you need more info
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Thanks for the reply guys. I sort of understand what you are saying, I'll read the Mastering Maya book, thanks jrodiles. Actually I have Mastering Maya 3, I'm assuming it should be in there somewhere if it was in Mastering Maya 2.
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