# How to get the UV corresponding to a vertex via the Python API?

How do I get a selected vertex and it's corresponding uv vertex?

A vertex I can get with

bpy.context.active_object.data.vertices


A uv vertex I can get with

bpy.context.active_object.data.uv_layers['UVMap'].data


But the index is not the same for uv and mesh vertex.

• In your first line you retrieve a vertex from the active object's mesh, in the second line you retrieve the uv layer from the active object's mesh, and you don't need to add '.data'. What you are refering to as the "index" of the uv map is its name itself, there is not way you will have a correlation between a mesh's vertices index and a mesh's UV_layer – Yvain Mar 23 '16 at 12:11

As madlaina says, A vertex doesn't have a 1:1 corraspondance with UV coordinates.

However using BMesh you can loop over a vertices connected face corners (loops), and find the UV's used by a vertex.

Heres a script that prints all vertices UV's in editmode.

Both the first-uv found (which is OK if you assume all UV's attached to a vertex will be the same).
And the mean average.

import bpy
import bmesh
from mathutils import Vector

obj = bpy.context.edit_object
me = obj.data
bm = bmesh.from_edit_mesh(me)

def uv_from_vert_first(uv_layer, v):
uv_data = l[uv_layer]
return uv_data.uv
return None

def uv_from_vert_average(uv_layer, v):
uv_average = Vector((0.0, 0.0))
total = 0.0
uv_average += loop[uv_layer].uv
total += 1.0

if total != 0.0:
return uv_average * (1.0 / total)
else:
return None

# Example using the functions above
uv_layer = bm.loops.layers.uv.active

for v in bm.verts:
uv_first = uv_from_vert_first(uv_layer, v)
uv_average = uv_from_vert_average(uv_layer, v)
print("Vertex: %r, uv_first=%r, uv_average=%r" % (v, uv_first, uv_average))

• exactly what I was looking for. Thank you! – ndee Mar 23 '16 at 13:33

The thing you need to consider is that a vertex can have multiple uv-coordinates (for example if you unwrap two faces then there are two uv coordinates for one vertex where the seams are)

The UV Coordinates are actually stored per face-loop and not per vertex. It is a good idea to read up on this here to understand the concept better:

https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Source/Modeling/BMesh/Design

Maybe you can give us more information, what you would like to do with the uv coordinates.