Solved

3DS MAX UV Mapping Plugins?

Posted on 2001-08-02
5
454 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
Are there any 3DS MAX UV Mapping plugins that can bend or loft a cylindric mapping?

I have an object that can easily be UV mapped with a cylinder, but it has a few bends in it. If I could only "bend" the UV coordinates of the the cylinder used to calculate the coordinates through the object's bends, I would be home free!

Obviously the UV unwrapper is not good for this object at all. Is there any other way maybe? (Scripts?)

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Claude050897
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:bgillbanks
ID: 6377257
Do you want to pay for this?

The best program for texturing would be right hemispheres Texture Weapons. This helps you sort out the mapping coordinates only it uses a similar method to the built in uv unwrapper.

There is a program that lets you create custom mapping designs. It gives you a sort of cage that you can then deform to fit roughly around the object. However I can't for the life of me remember the name of it. I saw it ages ago, and can remember that it is one you have to pay for.

To help woth the mapping look up Texporter. It is a very good piece of software that costs nothing. It doesn't modify the mapping coordinates but unwraps them to an image so that you can see where you are drawing. this has been a great help to me in the past, and means you can often use the standard max mapping tools for the majority of objects.

http://www.cuneytozdas.com/software/max/texporter/

Another thing to use is chilli skinner. This is largely for low poly games use and basically flattens the objects for planar mapping then reforms the object to how it was. It is all written in max script and is really cool.

http://www.chilliweb.co.uk/chilliskinner/ 
0
 

Author Comment

by:Claude050897
ID: 6377356
I've tried texporter and all unwrapping uv's that I could find, but it is a high polygon count object that I work with (>1400 tris) so I don't think I want to try and do this "by hand".

What I've desided to do is morph the object a cylinder, do the uv mapping and morph the object back to its original vertices.

But if you can remember the name or link of that other program, I'll still award you the points.

0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:bgillbanks
ID: 6377531
I doubt I will remember the name but will have a look for you.
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Lobo042399
ID: 11433261
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:
PAQ - Refund Points

Any objections should be posted here in the next 4 days. After that time, the question will be closed.

Lobo
EE Cleanup Volunteer
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
modulo earned 0 total points
ID: 11468925
PAQed - no points refunded (of 300)

modulo
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Something related to Search engine 8 112
Automatically select the layer when layer click 5 72
can someone convert this into a jpeg 5 123
Overlay video in another video? 6 54
I made this because I wanted to get e-mail with a attached csv file so I'd would be able to import user input into a MS Excel template, but I also wanted to register/save all inputs from each day in a file on the server. 1st - It creates a temp C…
Technology opened people to different means of presenting information, but PowerPoint remains to be above competition. Know why PPT still works today.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn the basic shortcuts and functions in InDesign.
Add visuals to your Prezi to keep your audience engaged. Learn how to embed images, edit them, and more in this video micro tutorial. Select "Insert" from the top menu in your Prezi editor: Select "Image": A toolbar will pop in from the right …

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question