SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Home / forum / Lounges / Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge / Low Poly UV mapping
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 16-06-2005, 03:13 PM   #1
uberstonks
Subscriber
 
uberstonks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: UK- Wirral - near Liverpool
Posts: 209
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Low Poly UV mapping

A question for all the Low Poly uv mappers out there

Im doing a low poly gun (probably for use in Quake 3 game) and im stuck as to which way to do the uv layout. I am only talking about one part of the model (its the highlighted main body in the last picture below), but its the sme principle for the layout of the rest of the gun.



I started off laying out the UV's as shown below trying to keep the seams as few as possible. (see below)



But when I put a checker shader on the faces to see the layout, it looked ok in places and twisted in others. I then redid the layout so the checker shader wasnt distorted, but now I have got more seams on the gun to think about when Im doing the texture painting in Photoshop. (see below)



The question is.... which is the best way to do it ? More seams and less distortion, or less seams and more distortion ? It would be interesting to read your thoughts..

Last edited by uberstonks : 16-06-2005 at 04:22 PM.
uberstonks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
astrocalder
Registered User
 
astrocalder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Santa Monica
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

seams or no seams doesn't really matter, does it? as long as you can tell where faces meet up, you can paint them. i'd say go for two profiles of each side of the gun, and for the middle, either make every face a uniform pattern or flat color, or if you want detail planar map each individual face, so you don't get distortion.
astrocalder is offline   Reply With Quote
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.