In the final unwrap of the section, after sharpening edges, the tutorial asks to unwrap and "follow active quads". I receive a "no active face" error. I feel like I'm missing a fundamental principle here. any help would be appreciated.

  • $\begingroup$ Are you in face mode? $\endgroup$ – VRM Nov 19 '15 at 20:09
  • $\begingroup$ I am in edit mode. face mode selected. $\endgroup$ – Josh Heading Nov 19 '15 at 21:43
  • $\begingroup$ I have it set to "face-select", as opposed to vertices or edge select. I'm a noob. Is this what you mean by "face mode"? $\endgroup$ – Josh Heading Nov 19 '15 at 21:59
  • $\begingroup$ Yes it is. Not sure what your issue is :/ $\endgroup$ – VRM Nov 20 '15 at 2:39

You receive this error because you don't have an active face (quad) selected.

  1. Select one face from your mesh to make it an active face. It must be a quad (four vertices).
  2. Select all faces by hitting A. You will notice the active face looks a bit different than other selected faces (it's lighter).
  3. You can now unwrap with Follow Active Quads option.

This is how an active face looks like:

Active face

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  • $\begingroup$ It worked! I was selecting everything at once. So I wasn't getting an active face. Now I can continue with the tutorial. Thanks for the help! $\endgroup$ – Josh Heading Nov 21 '15 at 21:16
  • $\begingroup$ Happy I could help - good luck with the tutorial! :) $\endgroup$ – Karolina Nov 22 '15 at 0:45

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