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01-10-2008, 06:31 PM   #1
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UV mapping basics video tutorial for beginners
Ive made a UV mapping video tutorial for beginners
its designed to give a basic and fast (only 5 mins!) overview of what UV mappings about.
Its my first ever video tutorial so its a bit rough and ready.....
It doesn't help that I cant pronounce the letter "v"

http://elephantanimations.110mb.com/uvmapping.html
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02-10-2008, 08:44 AM   #2
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umm... for me, your method seems like a kinda long winded way of doing this. also you didn't unfold the the shells. You should also check how the UVs look with a checker image.
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02-10-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
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Yeah I would have done a bit of adjustment to the UV's as thats what UV mapping is all about really, and then check for any distortion.

Also theres no actual description of what a UV is, you said we lay out UV's in strips and then select faces, if your a beginner its a tad confusing.

Do you like using select by center of the face?
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02-10-2008, 01:37 PM   #4
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to be honest i just plain forgot about the whole checking it with a checkered texture (I realised at about 11 this morning)

"Do you like using select by center of the face?"

What do you mean?
if your referring too the fact that i didn't right-click on the shader and select the faces that way its because my 3 button mouse is broken...

Thanks for watching BTW

I think ill will re-record it (or at least parts of it) to make it easier to follow and to include things i forgot.... ( Ill probably do that on friday, i might not have time tonight, if i do it tonight id have to rush it)

Its really surprising how long it takes to do a 5 minute tutorial....

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02-10-2008, 03:05 PM   #5
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"Do you like using select by center of the face?"

What do you mean?
if your referring too the fact that i didn't right-click on the shader and select the faces that way its because my 3 button mouse is broken...
No I mean when your selecting faces, do you like to have theselect by center on? I cant stand it.
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02-10-2008, 04:48 PM   #6
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If your going to re-do it then a bit of a description of the differing methods would be good (planar, spherical etc etc) as their usage depends on the object, worth pointing out.
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will do

I didnt know you could have select by center off.... thinking about it it would be a lot better to have it off......

heres a list of things i need to change, let me know if ive missed anything-
1) include checking with a checked texture (i cant believe i forgot that)
2) Include info about spherical mapping etc.. (i had that originally but messed it up and forgot about it when re-filming)
3) include what uvs are for etc

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I didnt know you could have select by center off.... thinking about it it would be a lot better to have it off......
Yes you can, its in the preferences.
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03-10-2008, 03:53 AM   #9
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i didn't even know you could turn it on! i always wondered what the dot in the middle of the faces were.... and now i know... it's something to annoy the hell out of me when selecting faces :p

if it was on by default then i probably turned it off without knowing it :p

also, use the paint select tool instead of selecting all the faces one by one. i dont know why people don't use that... it's a lot easier than selecting components click by click
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also, use the paint select tool instead of selecting all the faces one by one. i dont know why people don't use that... it's a lot easier than selecting components click by click

Just drag and select, the easiest way. The paint tool, you need to activate it to start with so that might be why??... for a little selection like that I would just drag. Though I use the paint selection tool lot when I've got a complex model that i'm laying out.
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because drag and select selects everything in the marquee?

although, you're right, the model is simple, so marquee selection works faster.
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how about unfolding the UVs rather than just randomly re-scaling them.
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anyway ive finished remaking parts of it but haven't had chance to upload it yet
I originally planed to remake the whole thing but i just couldn't get it right
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BI_0DBegi4
heres the update

Its a bit slap dash i know but for the amount of people that are likely to see it it doesnt really matter

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half way you stopped recording right? :p

nice work man
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