Explore Multiple UV Unwrapping Options for Games and Film

Learn the major differences between four of the most popular standalone UV Unwrapping tools with practical examples!
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

In this course, Stephen Wells is going to examine four of the more popular stand alone UV unwrappers (Roadkill, Unfold 3D, 3D Coat and Headus UV Layout) and run them through their paces. Although several of the programs can do more than unwrap UVs for meshes, we will only be focusing on the basic unwrapping. To be a fair comparison, we'll unwrap the same three models in each individual program to see how easy or difficult each program is. We'll unwrap both organic and hard surface models for comparison using the basic UV unwrapping capabilities of each program. As we work, we'll ultimately be able to see the strengths and faults of each program and see which of the four programs is fastest at unwrapping a full 3D character model.

(Students - please look under Section 1 / Lecture 1 downloads for the source files associated with the lesson.)

More about the Instructor:

Stephen Wells is an expert 3D modeler for characters, props, vehicles, weapons and environments and have created both high and low polygon assets for game productions. He has over 20 years experience in creating a variety of game assets for several different genres (fantasy, sci-fi, combat, superheroes, horror, etc) using 3ds Max, Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush, Mudbox, Topogun, and xNormal. As an enthusiastic instructor, he loves creating video tutorials on a wide variety of subjects to help students better their skillsets.

What are the requirements?

  • An intermediate level of understanding with 3d modeling
  • It isn't mandatory to own all the softwares to compare, but this course covers the Roadkill, Unfold3D, 3D Coat, and the Headus UV Unwrapping Softwares.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand several options when working with UVs for 3d
  • Make an educated decision on which of these 4 softwares are right for them

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in comparing these software packages before deciding which one works best for them

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Exploring multiple software options for UV Unwrapping
Roadkill UV Unwrapping a Head and Axe
Roadkill UV Unwrapping a Full Body
Unfold3D UV Unwrapping a Head and Axe
Unfold 3D UV Unwrapping a Full Body
3D Coat UV Unwrapping a Head and Axe
3D Coat UV Unwrapping a Full Body
Headus UV Unwrapping a Head and Axe
Headus UV Unwrapping a Full Body
Headus UV Unwrapping a Full Body Continued, and Course Wrapup

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3dmotive LLC, High Quality 3d and Game Art Training by Industry Pros!

3dmotive is High Quality 3d and Game Art Training by Industry Pros! Whether you are brand new to the world of Game Art, 3d, Architecture or Film - or maybe just interested in brushing up your techniques for intermediate or advanced levels of 3d with a focus on video games, 3dmotive is your one-stop-shop for all your 3d and Game Art related tutorials! Got questions? Interested in a new course topic? Let us know!

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