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aloysius1001
05-14-2009, 02:35 PM
Are there any UB alternatives to the PLG UV Tools? I'm working through some tutorials in Essential Lightwave V9 and these are provided as .p not .plugin, and are not avialable in the .plugin format. Is there anything similar available which is UB?

Giacomo99
05-14-2009, 03:24 PM
Possibly OT, but I've gone over to using 3DCoat for my unwrapping needs. The small cost (~$US120) is well worth it in my opinion.

Matt
05-14-2009, 07:49 PM
Blender (http://www.blender.org/)

Roadkill (http://www.pullin-shapes.co.uk)

Obviously you need to make sure you're done UVing before you start texturing, otherwise you'll have to keep re-doing stuff.

Interestingly, Roadkill's LSCM algorithm is taken from Blender! :D

JeffrySG
05-15-2009, 06:53 AM
Yeah, on Steve Warner's website he has a tutorial on how to uv in blender from LW. This was done because the mac users could not use the plg tools on the ub version. Personally I just boot in the cfm version to unwrap with the PLG tools but it is buggy. I've been thinking of another solution for a bit but I just might wait to see what core has to offer.

Here are the video tutorials:
http://www.stevewarner.com/html/uv_unwrapping.html

Iaian7
05-18-2009, 09:06 AM
Possibly OT, but I've gone over to using 3DCoat for my unwrapping needs. The small cost (~$US120) is well worth it in my opinion.

Agreed, same here. 3DCoat has a nice unwrapping setup, and it's pretty easy to get good results (though it still takes me a few minutes to remember to apply the UV map to the model before saving out the LWO file :D ).

Thanks JeffrySG for the link to the tutorials!

aloysius1001
05-28-2009, 11:37 AM
Thanks for the Steve Warner link. That helps. Unfortunately the JW_EDGEPACK is no longer available on Flay. If anyone out there can shoot it to me I'd appreciate it.

JeffrySG
05-28-2009, 09:16 PM
Thanks for the Steve Warner link. That helps. Unfortunately the JW_EDGEPACK is no longer available on Flay. If anyone out there can shoot it to me I'd appreciate it.

I sent you a PM... :)