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Old 01-10-2010, 12:13 AM   #1
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Starting to work on a simple project for texturing but when I select part of my uvs [to better organize them and optimize blank space] the whole uv map seems to be selected. How can I make this not happen?

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Thats odd mate??? so when you pick just the little square the whole image (all uv's) moves with it?

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PS tried it on mine in the UV space and it was fine
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well that little square is detached from everything else so it is called a shell. moving it will make the texture appear to move over the surface.

automatic mapping is not great.
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Is that what n88tr meant hammer??? I thought it was when the square was selected the rest of the UV's moved with it in unison?? LOL forgive my error n88tr, I thought you meant the actual UV's moved...not the texture.

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EDIT: and I agree with hammer...auto map is good for simple geo...other geo needs a bit of thought and planning.
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i'm not sure to be honest. i just had a guess.
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no mate I actually agreed with you...then I saw in my mind the chequre moving as I moved the UV's....I tried to match texture that way...didnt work.

Now Im confused??
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the uv isn't textured... it's just the map before i take the snapshot and then texture that snapshot in PS.

anyways i moved on with it, seems ok but I've done auto mapping before and this didn't happen so maybe somewhere along the line i clicked something, i don't know. i was hoping you guys would know.
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without seeing the scene i'm not sure i understand what your problem is.
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I must not be explaining this right.

Let me try again.

When I automatic map my object I get my uv map. When I try to select any individual part of my map, like an edge or a vert, the whole uv map is selected. Thus, when I drag an edge, vert, etc the whole uv map moves. In the past when I auto-mapped stuff this never happened so it's something new I screwed up I think. I was looking for a fix to this.

I doesn't matter a heck of a lot I don't think, because auto just creates extra uvs and mashes them close together. It's not a huge deal, it's just that I have to texture repeated parts because I cannot move them indivually in the uv map before I take the snapshot and thus make it a texture-able jpeg.
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I thought thats what you meant mate...I have tried to duplicate the problem but cant.....hmmmmm must be a bug. I will try again and get back to you.

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do you have the shell button selected? its the 2nd button from the left on the top row of buttons in the UVTE.
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it must have been checked because now I don't have that problem when i was working on a new model today.

super awesomeness, its fixed.

Another question!

Say I have a lot of extra parts on my uv map, you know like duplicates. I want to lay them on top of each other to save me texturing time. Is there an option to snap uvs on top of each other? I hovered over each little button there on the uv editor but nothing really looks like what I'm looking for. Any ideas?
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Why would you bother mate??? if they same shape and size etc wouldnt you just map 1 of them then apply that to them all??

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the layout tool will do this.
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