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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40 thoughts on “20 Tips to Speed Up UV Mapping in Blender

  • August 14, 2019 at 17:11
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    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?

  • August 14, 2019 at 17:11
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    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!

  • August 14, 2019 at 17:11
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    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.

  • August 14, 2019 at 17:11
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    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!

  • August 14, 2019 at 17:11
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    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.

  • August 14, 2019 at 17:11
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    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…..

  • August 14, 2019 at 17:11
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    Wow, the mirror seams tip :O All tools that I knew about, never thought about using it that way. So helpful!

  • August 14, 2019 at 17:11
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    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!

  • August 14, 2019 at 17:11
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    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 :/

  • August 14, 2019 at 17:11
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    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.

  • August 14, 2019 at 17:11
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    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. 😀

  • August 14, 2019 at 17:11
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    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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