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UV mapping is the process of taking a three-dimensional mesh (X, Y and Z coordinates) and unwrapping it to a flat two-dimensional image (U and V coordinates), in order to texture the 3D model with 2D images. Use this tag for questions pertaining to UV's and UV mapping.

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Corrupted UV map on exported and re-imported object

I have a problem with an object texture I import the object as obj and it's fine with the texture. But when I export the object and import it again with another form or type it's texture gets corrupt ...
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How to center the 2D Cursor in the UV Editor (Quickly)?

Is there a way to center the 2D Cursor to the UV Editor (Quickly)? Similar to pressing Shift+C in the default 3D Viewport?
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Wrapped packaging model?

I want to make a plastic wrapped packaging as shown in the photo. its wrapped and folds on sides towards the back and overleaps. where should i start? I tried playing around with vertices in edit ...
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How to prevent Blender from adding sharp edges when editing UV

It's looks like there is a setting to manage it, but I don't know where is it. When I edit UV's, Blender automatically adds Sharp Edges on the boundaries of islands. How can I disable it?
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Export UVs to .png - output with alpha is different when launched from command line

I need to programmatically export the UVs of a lot of .objs. I am using the bpy.ops.uv.export_layout() fn. Since this step is part of a more complex pipeline, I am launching Python from the command ...
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Extending the limit of UV Maps an object can have

A little quick one here, but I seemed to have run into a large problem when UV texturing an object. In the object under the data panel, I've successfully created and used a total of eight UV Maps, all ...
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texture map to a beveled curve or path

I've been trying to map beveled curve properly. It look stretched out of the box: Converting it to mesh, marking seams and unwrap looks nasty. Trick with using curve modifier on another curve works, ...
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Keep texture and change UVs?

I was creating a simple terrain texture, and just used the create simple uvs button. The UV's it created were pretty ugly, but I didn't care, because I was only going to be texture painting directly ...
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Is there a way to get the vector to the closest UV seam?

I am looking for a way to get the distance to the closest UV map seam in UV-space as a vector in the node editor. Like this: The blue dot is the current point of reference, i.e. the point where the ...
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Find the largest piece in UV-editor in Blender 2.73

Is there any way of finding the largest UV-section in the UV-editor without manually comparing each piece next to each other? I want to select the piece that is the largest on either X, Y, or both ...
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Find texture pixel on 3D mesh

I have a complicated mesh of a real object that I created with a 3D camera. The mesh has a corresponding large texture that maps onto the mesh. I imported the mesh into Blender and then applied the ...
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2.9 Dynamic Paint Image Sequences Not Working (Nothing was painted on)

I've been trying to recreate a project similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMDiSEl2WdE My probem occured when I tried to generate the 180 frames of image sequences of the dynamic paint ...
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How to access hidden value in Uvmap (UVWT)

I got a really specific question for an expert. I learned recently there is no such thing as Vector 2 in a graphic shader. Every Vector is in reality a Vector 4. Like vertex colors are not just Vector ...
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How do you texture a remeshed particle system?

I try to make some interactive soil! And I already set something up that kind of works, but I have some problems in texturing it! What I did by now is... I made a particle simulation via the molecular ...
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Seam on middle of Bevel with modifier

When applying bevels (or, in my case, exporting meshes with Bevel modifiers), results are best with an even amount of bevels (2, 4, 6..). However, the seams are always transferred to the outer edges ...
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How to properly rotating a material using node which has a normal map?

Rotating normal map via mapping node seems will flip normal map, resulting a weird looking material. But directly rotating uv map in uv editor doesn't cause any issue. So how to properly rotating a ...
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Everytime i load my project, the material is missing

I just started to learn blender few days ago,I follow BlenderGuru and made some donuts, but everytime i load my project, this donut bread material is missing. I did save a UVunwrapped texture and ...
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cutting face at texture wrap

i've been looking everywhere for this but i can't find anything at all... basically what i'm trying to do is something like normal: what i'm trying to do: is there any way i can achieve this?
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I don't understand how to UV map my model while keep all parts separated

I'm trying to texture a character. I've been using smart UV project, but it always ends up having artifacts and looking messed up. I followed tutorials to mark seams and unwrap, but instead of getting ...
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UV Mapping basic cube results in rectangles instead of squares

I try to UV map the standard cube created when starting Blender (v2.79). I'm following a tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbj4d5XL0NA), using Cycles and have made these seams. The cube size ...
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Colorize Instances according to vertex color or UV map

I have a vertex colored model (1) and I'm using Cells v1.2 to generate a hollow voxel model of my Object.(2) I want to change the object color of every instance/voxel according to the underlying ...
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Help figure out where this phantom rust is coming from

I have an object with two non intersecting UV Maps. One UV Map (round.red.light.decal) is to place a red light decal (round.red.light.png). The other UV Map (rust.map) was used to draw an image mask ...
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How would you build this exact stone wall?

What is your suggested way to build a wall with a texture like this. Or how would you UV-unwrap the modelled wall, to enable the texture of the stripes to work. Im currently trying around but dont ...
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How to set new default name for UV map?

My workflow is heavily connected with Maya and Maya has default uv name map1. Often I have problem with renaming uvs after importing from maya. How to set default blender uv map name to map1?
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single face has whole texture

Hello! I need some help, I can't figure out why this single face has the whole texture I use for the whole face. I'm a beginner and this is my first model, so this might be easy to fix, but I can't ...
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How to create UV Maps for each material?

I want to create an UV Map for each of my materials and it's somehow not working. Currently I'm working on a shopping mall for Cities: Skylines. I've assigned all faces with materials, and with those ...
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Multiple Textures on one UV? or multiple UVs? (Large Mesh)

I seriously need some guidance. Iv'e spent hours on google and came up short. I am simply trying to texture a building I've modeled with many different textures (the different colors represent ...
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UV unwrapping proportion problem

I'm new to this, have seen some tutorials about unwrapping box...but when I unwrap it, final result doesn't seems to be in proportional rate. What am I doing wrong? Please see in the attached picture. ...
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How does the unlink UVs work?

I've been reading the blender reference manual and stopped at this: Unlink Selection; Alt-L Cuts apart the selected UVs from the map. Only those UVs which belong to fully selected faces remain ...
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Texture paint not showing up on 3D mesh in 2.76

I'm trying to do a simple paint job on this 3D mesh but when I use the brush tool in the 3D viewport, the paint job is only reflected in the UV image editor panel. Here are the steps I've taken: ...
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How do I animate a facial animation sprite sheet?

I made a face animation sprite sheet like this, with multiple faces on one texture sprite sheet. I've tried animate it by moving its UV, but it stays the same whenever I play the animation. What ...
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Automaticly create UV Map with correct aspect ratio

I'm trying to texture my model using a single texture and i wan't to unwrap my meshes so that they overlap and can still use the full texture while keeping their correct aspect ratio and realtive size ...
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UV unwrap a flat object, using scripting

I'm trying to UV unwrap an object in order to overlay a texture, using Python scripting. The mesh is generated on the fly, is flat, and the top vertices are selected. Unwrapping should happen in the ...
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Viewport Shading, color wont show up on the 3d object in cycle render

Problem Resolved i was following a tutorial online on how to make something and when it came time to add color to it i followed just how he did it. when he added an image into the texture node even ...
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Color Issue when texturing a surface

Brand new blender user with no experience, trying to map a texture to a single side of a cube for an animation. I am having an issue where the black areas of the image end up looking white when ...
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Cell fracture makes textures low res

So I have a simple asteroid model I'm trying to fracture with cell fracture, see here: However, when I do a cell fracture (default settings), the result looks like this: But not always! I've gotten ...
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Dimension for UV unwrap

I get a problem with UV mapping in Blender. I do some render of architecture, and I get some walls of 2.25m height and 10m length. So I did a picture of 1024px x 3072px to get a good resolution. But ...
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where can i see what is my current UVmap used for an object?

i change textures all the time ,also i change uv maps when its needed. sometimes i come back to an object and i forgot what was the uvmap that i used , is there a specific location or menu where i ...
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How to apply and export baked cycles textures.

so I have successfully baked a texture onto my object in cycles. Is this new image texture already applied as a texture? When exporting, for example, with collada, it's recommended to export from the ...
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Importing UV coordinates

I'm currently writing an import script/addon. The file format is one vertex per line: x, y, z, u, v With 3 lines for each triangle (no quads). So far I've got ...
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How to create a seamles UV map for an hexagonal grid texture?

I have very little experience unwrapping UVs. I'm not able to wrap my head around how to seamlessly create the texture for a beveled rectangle. Here was my attempt when UV unwrapping it. I ended up ...
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How can I have multiple separate texture maps for separate objects? Is it possible?

I'm new to blender and trying to model a character, but I still don't have a full understanding of UV maps and texturing yet. He's got quite a few parts, so I was doing my best to fit everything onto ...
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UV UDIM texture tile set scale as 1024x1024

Using Blender 2.90.1 I have to change my scale to 4K every time I open the file (yes I saved). Upon re-opening it goes back to 1024x1024 (Just for the first tile). Is this because I might have set it ...
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How to export textured mask as an image

I have a simple node setup (picture 1) that is creating a mask on my 3d object (picture 2) and I want to be able to export this as an image to edit. Is this a possibility? When I go to the UV editor, ...
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Is there an easy way to keep meshes in one piece when uv unwrapping?

I am trying to add a wrap design to a model in blender. I assume uv mapping is the easiest way to do that, however when I unwrap my surfaces, the meshes are getting split up instead of staying in one ...
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Artifacts on border of PNG in render

I am trying to fix an issue that only appears in my renders. I am using the latest version of blender 1.92. In the image below I have highlighted the sections where the issue appears. It seems to be ...
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Having some trouble with UV mapping distortion

Basically I'm working on a model of window/window frame and I'm lost when it comes to the uv mapping. It's essentially crown molding. The flat parts map fine but any kind of curve is distorted. I've ...
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Editing individual vertices in unwrapped UV Map?

I'm very new to Blender and have been able to get by with video tutorials thus far but this one issue has me a little stumped. While unwrapping, the vertices by the edge of the seam have become ...
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Making a Symmetrical UV Map Asymmetric

I am a beginner to Blender trying to edit a model with existing UV maps and textures. The model is symmetrical, and each mirrored vertex shares the same UV space. I would like to make it so each ...
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How to highlight selected Faces in Texture Paint?

Is there a way the left panel can highlight the selected faces on the right just so I can track where I am paint? Switching ack and forth between UV Editor and Texture Paint doesn't do it either.

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