Thanks people, I have RoadKill and am starting to get to grips with it, so much faster than I had thought it was going to be!
Will probably stick with it for now, headus uv unwrap was good as a trial but don't really have the funds to pay for it at the moment, maybe in the future.
I think you're right Hammer, it's just handy to have the plug in at the moment while I'm practicing my modeling, then once I have confidence in that I'll spend a lot more time on learning layouts and texturing.
Because I'm teaching myself through tutorials and books at home I've worked out a system of what I'll concentrate on in what order, and what I'll play about with at the same time, so as not to confuse myself too much all at once.
I didn't get much regular education either so I'm teaching myself scheduling too! lol
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