Both cylinders have almost the same topology, and are unwrapped the same way, the distorted one has longer polygons. I tried different approaches but could only make it better by inserting a loop. Is there a better way to solve this?

This was an answer I got in polycount: Select the offending face and Ctrl+T. Once it is broken down into triangles Shift+right-click neighbouring PAIRS then Ctrl+J to join them together into a Quad. You might have a few stray triangles (which is ok), but unwrapping should then work as expected.

What does he mean by ''Ctrl+J to join them together into quads''? in the blender manual to convert tris to quads the keyboard shortcut is Alt-J, and Ctrl+J is to join objects, I'm confused.


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  • $\begingroup$ Most likely Alt+J was meant. I didn't get why to shift+select other pairs of loops if they are already quads (maybe shift selecting tris?) but anyway to convert to quads Alt+J is used. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Commented May 11, 2019 at 18:02

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If you're simply trying to resolve the unwrap distortion, I'd verify that you have no doubles causing un-seamed edges that might be causing the warping. This can be resolved without touching the object itself, which is what the polycount answer was pertaining to.

  1. check seams
  2. U -unwrap mesh
  3. bring up the UV editor in a separate panel

You should then be able to manipulate the UV as you like.


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