Mapping polygon UV surfaces


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Mapping polygon UV surfaces

In this movie, I am going to talk about how to create UV texture coordinates for polygon surfaces. What I have here is a single tire from my car scene. I've hidden the car, but if I select the car group in the outliner and choose Display > Show Selection, you can see here is my car. My goal is to improve the shading of the tire so I can add details using texture maps. I'd like to add a tread, maybe some decals on the side of the tire, and so on and so forth using texture maps just to make it look a bit more interesting.

But in order to apply texture maps correctly to the surface, I need to make sure that my UV texture coordinates are set up properly. So, let me select the car in the outliner and press Ctrl+H to hide it and I just moved the tire here to the center of the grid because this will make it easier to start projecting UV texture coordinates. So I have the tire selected here. I'll choose Window > UV Texture Editor and you can see that at the moment, there are n...

Mapping polygon UV surfaces
Video duration: 13m 1s 3h 30m Intermediate

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Mapping polygon UV surfaces provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Eric Keller as part of the Creating Textures and Shaders in Maya

Subject:
3D + Animation
Software:
Maya
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