Questions tagged [uv-image-editor]

Issues related to the UV image editor and tools.

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Creating an image from a uv map comes up as black

I want to load the uv map in an aseprite to add pixel art style texture to my model. The export uv layout exports the image with alpha and aliased line that is not suitable. I want to have the uv ...
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How to UV Unwrap in straight lines?

I'm struggling to Alt + Select those side faces, but when I manage it and try to unwrap, it creates a curved UV, which is not what I'm trying to do. So how do I unwrap these into straight UVs ?
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Cuboid UV map edges doesn't match

I'm trying to unwrap a cuboid to apply a texture. I defined the seams, unwraped the object. But when I look in the UV editing window, I have edges which are supposed to be the same on the 3D model (...
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How to keep sync between Canvas and UV Editor

When switching between objects the mesh from the picked object will change in the UV Editor only if I go to Edit Mode, but the Canvas Image remains the same as the last object edited. Node Editor ...
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How do I use a 2D image as a texture on a single 2D face?

I have a 2D JPG of roof tiles. I have a single face in my house mesh that will be the roof (so it is a 2D surface, though it's in 3D space). How do I get the 2D JPG to become the texture for only that ...
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Is it possible to automatically clear unused areas of a texture map with default Blender tools?

I'm a very basic noob in Blender, and I've been unable to find a solution to my goals. I have a basic model and I'm adding a texture, so far so good. The screenshot is a mock-up, not the real thing, ...
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Textures Don't Line Up in the UV Image Editor

I'm trying to apply the texture the model came with but when I would smart project the model onto a new UV image, the texture wouldn't match the unwrapped model at all. Photo on what I mean below...
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Double UV unwraps

I apparently accidentally made 2 UV layers and so the bottom UV layer is ghosting onto the second layer (see photo). Is there any way to delete the selected UV?
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How to clean the scan data in Blender?

sorry, absolutely beginner here. I need advice how to fix some problem areas in the texture of scanned model. see the attachment. Thank you. Gregory
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How can I straighten multiple UV islands at the same time?

I have very huge amount of uv islands that need to be straightened. I can straighten one island using TexTools or MagicUV addons, but how can do that with all of these islands with one click?
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Can we see the texture scaling in viewport?

Can we see texture scaling in viewport by using mapping node? I know there is solution to see the texture scaling by scaling the UV map
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Snap to symmetry for UV

I have a human face in the UV editor but some vertices are not exactly symmetrical. You can see it in the picture below at the eyes. I don't want to remove half of the character because it's rigged ...
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uv sheet scaling

So I'm very new to uv mapping so I'll do my best to explain this well. I have a model where after importing it into blender almost every uv (as far as I'm aware) has fit on the model correctly except ...
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Unwrapping arrayed mesh uvmaps into single (long) uv island

I am making a model for game. I have made a complex long object using the array and curve modifiers. That object is made of arraying that single part and the single part is uvwrapped into the texture ...
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exporting half an unwrapped icosphere to create geodesic map projection

I'm trying to create a map projection of the northern hemisphere of the night sky on a geodesic dome. I naturally thought, "I can just project it as a material on an icosphere in Blender and then ...
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How to remove unreferenced UV Coordinates from a Texture

I have a textured mesh that I have bisected and the mesh now only contains the parts that I want (the rest has been deleted). The result is, in my limited understanding, that the parts of the mesh ...
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How do you change mapping between textures?

I have a diffuse texture mapped onto an object in the node editor. What I want is to map another texture on only part of the mesh over the original diffuse texture. But, when I go to the UV editor and ...
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How to uv unwrap a plane

Morph targets: A sphere shape turning into a cylindrical unwrapped sphere shape This tutorial shows how to transform a plane into a sphere. However, it mentions UV unwrapping the plane. how am I ...
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Setting center and scale during spherical uv layout

I'd like to map part of an equirectangular image to a cuboid mesh, in order that the texture view from an arbitrary POV appears without distortion. Both the mesh and its uv layout will be used for a ...
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Unknown black and green objects added to Texture when UV Unwrapping

Title kind of says it all, very confused since I'm quite new to Blender. Have looked around but couldn't find anything to help, apologies if this is a nooby question. There is this weird green and ...
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Blender Internal UV Map/projection clone brush not working [newbie]

hope I can get some help here. Ive been spending days trying to work out this problem so now I'm reaching out. (Searched all over these forums and youtube tutorials but nothings working) Can anybody ...
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Change Materials to Textures

I just started with blender and I found this model on blend swap https://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/68978 and I need the materials as texture to use it in HitFilm Pro. I tried to create the ...
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What are the Images in the UV editor for and how to prevent them affecting OBJ export?

I'm not sure I understand the UV image editor and its ability to hold images. I thought it was purely to get a visual comparison between your UVs and the image you use for texture mapping, but it ...
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Pictures are deleted after a certain time

Sometimes, depending on blenders mood I guess, some images are deleted after a while... without the user doing anything, not even touching blender's interface. People have already suggested to save ...
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How to align UV maps on differently sized objects for seamlessness between each one?

I've been looking for an answer on this and I'm utterly confused. I'm very new to UV mapping (in fact, this is my first "real" attempt to use it in a way that it tiles correctly) and I've got a ...
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Easier way to align textures?

I'm following a tutorial online. In the tutorial when he unwraps the object (using Smart UV Project), it seems to unwrap differently to how mine did However I've moved things around in the UV/Image ...
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Textures Reorganize When I Unwrap

I'm having a big problem here. I've applied different textures to the faces of my model and it looks exactly how I want it to, until I unwrap it. Pre-Unwrap: Post-Unwrap: And now I can't bake the ...
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My textures / UVs don't seem to exist anymore after upgrading to Blender 2.8

When I load up an object in Blender 2.8 beta, it does not appear to have the textures that I assigned it in 2.79. The object appears plain white. In 2.79, I can see the textures fine. In 2.8, the UV ...
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2.79 How do I fix the UV image editor displaying colors improperly?

Either when drawing on the UV image or the model this problem occurs. BTW I didn't draw the square just the pink. It doesn't always happen so when it does it is baffling. So if I make a new file ...
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When setting the 3D Viewport's Context to Texture Paint the previous Texture gets loaded

I have a UV mapped mesh that I've painted a texture for, and I want to apply a different texture to it. When in Edit Mode, I can see the new texture applied to it, but when going to Texture Paint Mode ...
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Image Textures don't apply properly

So I've UV unwrapped my mesh and created and baked the texture I desired. But when I go into another Blender project to test my new textures, one of my meshes(This is separate mesh and is not a part ...
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Help With UV Maps?

Well I am working with vectors right now and I kinda ran into a problem with textures. I was going to export the UV map so I could paste the texture over and have it properly put in but . . . There ...
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How do i remove images that are dragged onto an object?

at the moment i am modeling a Honda s2000 and setting up a render for it. However, i have accidentally dragged a blueprint of the car onto one of the pieces of the car and i don't know how to remove ...
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Skybox problems: make islands have ZERO margin?

Ok, I no doubt did this incorrectly but I manually arranged my unwrapped UVs (after Smart project) onto my linear laid out skybox image - on the whole I need some pointers as to whether Im doing this ...
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UV space and stacking UV's on top of each other to share the same texture

Coming from MODO, I'm playing with Nodes and the UV editor. Strange thing I made a UV of a simple side of a cube (a square) but when I imported the image the UV stretched to fit the image. In MODO it ...
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How can I fix that a part of an UV image texture is not showing up on my model?

Part of my UV texture is not showing up on my model in both texture view and rendered view. As you can see here the text is not showing up. I think the problem might be that I have another image open ...
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Constructing a Flower from Multiple Parts Texture Map

Anybody know the best way to make a flower out of this texture? The texture has everything I need in terms of an alpha mask, glossiness, normal etc. How would I construct the mesh from this? Could ...
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UV map will not show on UV editor

I have some problems with the UV editor. After using the Ninjaripper to implement some .rip files into Blender and adding the converted .dds files it messes with me. I aplyed a new material and used ...
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Dirty UV Map after reset

I have a UV Map and I created another one. I saw that all UV coords from first map remains in second UV Map and I have searched how to clean these coordinates. I found reset option but after applying ...
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How to import texture on an imported FBX file?

I switch to Blender cycles then import an FBX file of a spaceship, to start UV unwrapping but when I do the original texture row disappears and leaves me with 'Render', 'Render Layers', 'Scene', '...
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Seams are correctly marked, UV's are messed up

I have retopologized a shotgun and marked all the seams where they are supposed to, and then Unwrapped it, and instead of getting nice UV's, i get this: Here are the seams: I have tried Applying the ...
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UV unwrapping a cube that is convert to shere

I have a question, after converting a cube to a sphere via subsurface modifier and then apply the "to sphere tool", what would be the best way to unwrap it to apply like a moon or earth texture on to ...
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I can´t see my image when I use “Image texture”

First I click on my object, then I select the materials tab and I create a new material. Then I add a "image texture" in "node editor" and charge the png image, but I can't see it as a final result ...
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UV-unwrapping looks different

I have 3 exact same cubes. The difference is that one cube is rotated on the z-axis. I unwrapped all of them and marked the seams exact same, but the rotated one looks different. Here is a picture: ...
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Texture bug - problem

The question was solved but caused also a new problem as you can see here: How can I get a correct wall without the sligts (more work with the uv maps) in it? SOLVED (OLD) PROBLEM: some of my ...
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In texture paint mode the Accumulate mode only works in the image editor window, not on the mesh itself

I included my node setup for the material I'm painting on. It is strange, but when I paint directly on the mesh my black paint shows up only as a light tint that never gets any darker unless I ...
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Create a square “mask” for UV mapping several shapes

Although I have vast experience with 2D gaming/development, I'm starting with Blender and overall 3D stuff (shaders, uv mapping, etc) and I'm not very familiar with all the concepts yet, so bear with ...
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Why my UV unwrap is messed up after joining all objects

My turret model is made up of a lot of separate meshes and I UV unwrapped them separately as well, each of their UV map is fine w/ acceptable stretching but after I join all objects together, then ...
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How do I get a variable that is stored in scene memory into an Operator?

I thought that I could get integers from user input in the UI panel and use them directly in a generic operator to scale the image, but I am stumped on how to get the scene info into the operator as ...
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Pixelated textures in Blender Cycles Render

My model is almost ready for the demo I'm building, but I ran into another problem. I'm following this tutorial on Youtube by BornCG and made it to 9:05 when I started to put textures on top of the ...