Intro to UVW Unwrapping in 3ds Max for Games

Master UVW Unwrapping for your game props as we guide you step-by-step through the most important tools in 3ds Max!
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2013 English

Course Description

Using 3ds Max, we'll take an introductory look at UVW unwrapping, learn about hotkeys and setting up your UI to maximize your unwrapping efficiency, and then move straight on to unwrapping our Oil Tower prop. As we simplify the many tasks associated with unwrapping, we'll breakdown some of the most commonly used tools and have you unwrapping your assets in no time.

About the Instructor:

Don Ott has been working in the game industry as a 3d artist for over 8 years, and is the co-founder and owner of, which produces high-quality, game art and 3d related tutorials by industry pros! He is currently a Senior Artist at High Moon Studios in Carlsbad, CA, currently working on his 6th AAA title, slated for release in 2015. He is also a professor at Laguna College of Art and Design where he teaches Game Asset Modeling. You can see more of Don's work at

What are the requirements?

  • A copy of Autodesk's 3ds Max

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn to UVW Unwrap your game assets in 3ds Max
  • Understand the very basics of UVW Unwrapping for 3d
  • Learn the basic, core UI of the UVW Editor in 3ds Max

Who is the target audience?

  • Absolute beginners to 3ds Max
  • Anyone who struggles with UVs or Unwrapping their 3d objects

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the Principles

Source files for the course

The Purpose of UVW Unwrapping
Adding the Unwrap Modifier
Navigating the Unwrap Window
Unwrapping a Simple Box
Section 2: Learn by Doing - Unwrapping our Game Prop
Saving Your UV Settings as Default
Planning Ahead!
Instancing and the Stitch Tool
Using the Relax Tool
Important Unwrapping Tools
Unwrapping a Curved Shape
Unwrapping a Hose
Packing UVs and Closing
Bonus Lecture: Further Learning with 3dmotive

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