• Friday , 6 December 2019

20 Tips to Speed Up UV Mapping in Blender

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In this video you will learn (at least) 20 tips to speed up the creation of UV maps. Below you can find an overview of all tips.

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Tip Overview:
01:13 – Tip 01: Generate UVs
01:59 – Tip 02: Mark / Clear Seam & Unwrap Shortcuts (Edit Mode / Ctrl + E & U)
02:55 – Tip 03: Smart UV Project (Edit Mode / U → Smart UV Project)
04:48 – Tip 04: Project from View (Edit Mode / U → Project from View)
05:20 – Tip 05: Live Unwrap (Edit Mode / Tool Shelf → Options → Live Unwrap)
05:53 – Tip 06: Tag Seam (Edit Mode / Tool Shelf → Options → Tag Seam)
06:40 – Tip 07: Keep UV and Edit Mode Mesh Selection in Sync (UV/Image Editor → Header)
07:59 – Tip 08: Mirror Seams (Edit Mode & Edge Select / Shift + G → Seam / 3D View → Header → Select → Mirror)
09:16 – Tip 09: Changing Island Margin (Edit Mode / U → Unwrap / Operator Panel → Margin)
09:40 – Tip 10: Changing Unwrap Method (Edit Mode / U → Unwrap / Operator Panel → Method)
10:35 – Tip 11: Island Selection (UV/Image Editor → Header → Island Selection)
11:29 – Tip 12: Protect Islands (UV/Image Editor / P & Alt + P)
12:27 – Tip 13: UV Sculpt (UV/Image Editor → Tool Shelf → Options → UV Sculpt)
13:22 – Tip 14: Show Stretching (UV/Image Editor → Properties → Display → Stretch)
15:32 – Tip 15: Average Island Scale (UV/Image Editor / Ctrl + A)
16:02 – Tip 16: Live Unwrap (UV/Image Editor) → (UV/Image Editor → Tool Shelf → Options → Live Unwrap)
17:21 – Tip 17: UV Grid Texture (UV/Image Editor → Header → New)
18:37 – Tip 18: Multiple UV Maps (Properties Editor → Object Data → UV Maps)
21:36 – Tip 19: Draw other Objects (UV/Image Editor → Properties → Display → Draw other Objects)
22:37 – Tip 20: Texture Atlas Addon (Properties Editor → Render → Texture Atlas)
24:07 – Tip 21: Selecting Islands in 3D View (Edit Mode / Face Select / L)

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  1. mostafa Kamal
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Great tips here to follow up.

  2. dieeser
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    22:19 the mateeeeeeeeeeerialz Lol

  3. jpaul1
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    i understand better German English, than English. don't improve anything ^^

  4. Amad Junaid
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Edge Selection Mode (Tag Seams) is gone again in 2.8 latest release… 05:53 .. can someone tell me where it is?

  5. Sang Khs
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    I create a mirror after finishing it i cannot get the dublicate mesh on UV/image editor help please. How to show the dublicate mirror mesh uv mapping?

  6. Blake Starling
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    your W's and your TH's and your good man 😛

  7. Peter Tremblay
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Some nice tips but blender uv need some love from devs because it is lacking many cool features and the minute rizom get a solid bridge for blender 2.8 i will buy their tool that is simply amazing for fast UV work!

  8. waltage
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    brilliant lesson! Please update it for 2.8!

  9. r ir
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Your English kicks ass my friend. English is my second language, I had the opportunity to learn by being immersed. I respect the fact that you are learning it through your own efforts, that seems much more challenging. You sound great, and seeking to improve yourself only makes me admire and respect you more.

  10. Mauro
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Hi, I can't find the Tag Seam option in Blender 2.8, I used it a lot with live unwrap in 2.79 because it helps me to create the seams faster, does someone knows where is this Tag Seam option in 2.8? 05:20 — Thanks!

  11. amdx1975
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    The best blender UVs tuturial I've ever seen before! Thanks a lot!

  12. Ravi Teja S
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Object's texture animation

  13. Thin Soldier
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    There are only-english speakers all over the place who say Wiking, Vater, Veather, Vaiting, Wersus, Wiolence, etc… lots of V's swapped with W's and not a single bi-lingual person among them. All pure english-only speakers.

  14. 빵빵빵
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Thank you Thank you Thank you so much!! I was in a hard time figuring out Blender uv mapping…

  15. No Profile
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Not only is your english OK, but pleasant enough that thinking this video was targeted at someone more basic then me, I just let in run in the background… then you taught me a feature I would''a killed for earlier… always wanted a smooth for UVs like you can with mesh (like in the W menu) never used the UV sculpt before… now don't think I''ll be able to imagine not using it…. so, thank you very very much…..

  16. Ian Snyder
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Wow, the mirror seams tip :O All tools that I knew about, never thought about using it that way. So helpful!

  17. Hidayat Firdaus
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    thank you sir for your tutorial

  18. Karol
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Cool, I like it, thank you for sharing your knowledge

  19. flyinsparkey
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    you english language is better than most english people thanks for information keep up the good work

  20. Carpaithian Forest
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Is there a free or paid tutorial series that just goes in depth about UV unwrapping? I will gladly pay €50

  21. hvffh 7yteey
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Hi! 10:33 Do you know there is this function in blender 2.80?

  22. Rombout Versluijs
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    PS at #16 its better to put the pin inwards a couple loops, that way the island will djust much better and sprint to proper shape.

  23. Rombout Versluijs
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    CYcles is just anoying in general with uv unwrapping. Blender internal was much better. Each material saved its uv map and also show directly in the viewport. CYcles needs to many steps. Also selecting faces doesnt show the uv map as blender intrnal does. I find the current 2.80 uv editor useless there for!

  24. Rombout Versluijs
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    PS doesnt smart project only work when doing custom painting or custom texture painting. Otherwise it looks like crap

  25. Rombout Versluijs
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    For those which use or like to Headus UVlayout. I made a bridge tool which sends / receives from Headus UVlayout. All is automated with sending the files to Headus, you can use there crazy good UV unwrapping.
    Ive have ported it to 2.80 now and squashing last little bugs

  26. Rubiano Basquera
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Your channel is great, man! I started with Blender now and your videos helps me a lot. Tks…!

  27. Alper Özgün Yeşil
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    One of the best stuff about UV map in the Youtube. Thaaaank you!

  28. Tami C
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    On Tip #15, when i press T and go to tools, I only have the Transform submenu, i don't have the others UV Align and UV Tools, can someone help me find out why and how to enable? I tried checking the addons but all seems alright :/

  29. Fervo
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Are those kanthi malas/tulsi neck beads?

  30. mario Cazares
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    This is gold thank you!!

  31. TheSebledingue
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Thank you very much

  32. NickGreyden
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Just started this video and looking for the hermitcraft recap team…..

  33. MahrCheen
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Most useful is ctrl + a & ctrl +v & ctrl + p – in short average, minimize stretch and pack.

  34. mkd1964
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Let me tell you something about your English.. it's FINE. In fact, you are the first person I've heard who CORRECTLY pronounced "Smart UV Project". In every video I've seen – done by a native speaker of English – they pronounce it "PRO-ject" – as if it's a project they're working on. Listen up people, it's "pro -JECT" .. like a projection on a screen.

    The vast majority of Americans can't even speak a second language, so screw 'em. (I'm an American – but I speak pretty decent German, plus some Spanish and French – so I have the right to say that). Ausgezeichnetes Video. Sehr hilfbar. Danke.

  35. Berk Zafer
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    Most useful UV Mapping Tutorial I've seen so far. Thank you.

  36. Abdulkadir Doganay
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    blend4web tipps ^^ there are just a few good tipps for blend4web^^

  37. YouTubsel
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    There are only so few things I feel I am missing from Modo that by Blender 2.8 I will try to make the switch. So. Damn. Cool.
    All those workflow tricks should really have their own Separate Appendix in the Blender Manual for each Category.
    Manual > Modeling / UVMapping etc. > [reference manual categories] + Workflow Tips and tricks

    I think a lot of these tricks are what many users are really missing out on before switching over to Blender. No matter if they switch completely or just as an additional software. Those quick tips are the shit for expereienced users. Persiod. 😀

  38. Open Game & Development
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    and normal painting

  39. Open Game & Development
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    texture painting

  40. Nexi 108
    August 14, 2019 at 17:11

    bullshit, i create perfect model of musket, 316 MIB and when i want to uwrap all with textures blender froze and crash.. Bad video, dont lie people

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