# Unexpected result of very simple uv unwrap [duplicate]

Why would a cuboid with seams as shown unwrap as a cube? I eventually found one tutorial example of a cuboid rather than a cube being unwrapped. Its result as illustrated in the article was as expected but in 20 attempts I could only reproduce it once. All the other attempts with different seams, different unwraps, renders etc produced a cube's unwrap.

• My guess is that you scaled a cube to a cuboid in object mode without applying the scale. Try hitting Ctrl A followed by S in object mode, and see if that helps.
– user27640
Feb 19 '17 at 22:30
• What is the exact purpose of object scale?: blender.stackexchange.com/a/64598/7777 Feb 19 '17 at 23:28
• Yes, thank you, I had not applied the scale. Now into hours of diversion to understand another accidentally discovered fundamental. Feb 20 '17 at 7:28