Using the UVW Editor


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Using the UVW Editor

Now, when you texture polygons, there will be places where you will need to go in very discreetly and map an image to a polygon on almost a pixel-by-pixel level. And you can do that by using UV Mapping and the UV Map Editor. So let's take a quick look at how to do this. I am going to go ahead into a polygon. I am going to create a polygonal cube. I want to make it a very specific size. Let's go ahead and just make it 10x10x10. So I am going to highlight all those and type in the number 10, shade it, and let's go ahead and apply a material.

It doesn't really matter what type of material. In this case I am doing a Phong. And then put a file in there. In this case, for the file, we are going to use something called the UVW_Map.jpg. As you can see, it's a very precise map. What the intention is is to apply each one of these to the face of the cube. So I have six faces on the cube. I have six numbers, and so I want to make sure I map each one. So when I open that and shade this by...

Using the UVW Editor
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Using the UVW Editor provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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