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Blender 3D Cookbook

By : Enrico Valenza
Book Image

Blender 3D Cookbook

By: Enrico Valenza

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Blender 3D Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

UV unwrapping the mesh

At this point, everything is ready for the unwrapping.

Getting ready

Put the mouse pointer on the bottom or on the top horizontal borders of the 3D window. As the mouse pointer changes to a double-arrow icon, right-click and in the Area Options pop-up menu select the Split Area item; then, left-click to obtain two windows and switch the left one to UV/Image Editor.

The two windows

How to do it…

To unwrap the mesh in Blender, several options are available; however, the one we are going to use now is the basic unwrap, the result of which we will edit and refine later:

  1. Ensure that the UV/Image Editor window is not set to Render Result, otherwise it won't display the UV islands.

  2. Select the Gidiosaurus_lowres object and enter Edit Mode. Select all the vertices (A key) and press the U key; in the UV Mapping pop-up menu, select the first item, Unwrap:

    Unwrapping the mesh

    After a while, the UV layer of the unwrapped mesh appears in the UV/Image Editor window; as you can see, several...