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    uv unwrapping?

    pretty new to this, could use a how-to guide.
    cannot seem to find anything like this...
    can someone point me in the right direction please?
    thanks,
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    yep. as i mentioned however, i really need a how to guide.
    :P
    that document does not exactly get into much detail.
    and, my model is a little bit more complex than a ball. has a lot of parts, sizes and shapes to it
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    I mainly use Headus UV Layout, but once in a while use Lightwave UV tools (they're improving). When I needed a quick overview, Adam Gibson does a good job covering the basics of UV Unwrapping a dinosaur (2015) and the more recent one covers the newer UV tools (2019). I always listen to him at 1.5X speed
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    this might be what i need. thanks.
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    Have fun UV'ing!

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    Ya might want to take a look at Rizom actually.

    https://www.rizom-lab.com/rizomuv-vs/

    Good collection of tutorials. Very knowledgeable, active Discord channel. The software actually makes UV'ing fun. OD Tools has a bridge for it but not required.
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    Liberty3D is selling a lessons package for LW2019. It costs US$39.00

    But if the method you need if ABF UV unwrapping you can look on YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAeqSOxEkEg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3cNxgNvYxU

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    Quote Originally Posted by andromeda_girl View Post
    pretty new to this, could use a how-to guide.
    cannot seem to find anything like this...
    can someone point me in the right direction please?
    thanks,
    I like UV creeper....

    Check this out: https://forums.newtek.com/showthread...n-someone-post

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    Use 3D-Coat or Rizom or anything really. Modeler's UV tools leave a lot to be desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peebeearr View Post
    I like UV creeper....

    Check this out: https://forums.newtek.com/showthread...n-someone-post
    UV_creeper really isn't a great recommendation for "new users": The plugin's no longer maintained/supported, nor even "distributed" really (a forum recovery post isn't "distribution" per se). For existing users with existing "muscle memory", it can still provide value, but could also disappear forever or stop working at any given update (and likely will).

    For LW users who haven't used it before, it makes more sense to send them towards supported/maintained options like Headus, or Rizom (I prefer Rizom personally). Introducing them to a "barely alive" plugin only sets them up for eventually having to learn something else, likely at worst possible time.

    Just my $0.002 (inflation). YMMV, IANAL, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peebeearr View Post
    I like UV creeper....

    Check this out: https://forums.newtek.com/showthread...n-someone-post
    Rectangularize Grid is a native tool that the devs added in LW2019. It does what UV Creeper does but only after its been unwrapped.
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    Also worth taking a look at 3d coat for unwrapping. it has a solid suite of uv unwrapping and packing tools and Unless they have changed it you can import models and export UV maps using the trial version of the software. It also has sculpting/painting which lightwave lacks.

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    Silo 2 also has some fancy UV tools if you can't afford 3D Coat.

    https://nevercenter.com/silo/
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