Getting Started with UVs in Maya 2011

In this series of lessons we're going to take a look at the basics of working with UVs in Maya. Software required: Maya 2011 and higher.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 1, 2010
Duration
1h 15m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 1, 2010
Duration
1h 15m
Description

In this series of lessons we're going to take a look at the basics of working with UVs in Maya. UVs and UV layouts are important aspects of creating textures for our 3D models. They let us tell Maya how to apply the 2D images we create. Having a good UV layout can really make a difference in speeding up texture creation and optimizing your results. Software required: Maya 2011 and higher.

About the author
About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Justin with digital-tutors and Autodesk Authorized Publisher. In this series of lessons, we're going to take a look at the basics of Uvs in Maya. Now, UVs and UV layout are important aspects of creating textures for 3D models. They let us tell Maya how to apply the 2D images that we create. Having a good UV layout could really make a difference in speeding up texture creation and optimizing your results. In this course, we'll look at the basics of UVs and explore some of the tools we can use in Maya to edit them. We'll look at different mapping and projection types, including planar mapping and automatic mapping. We'll talk about manually editing your UVs, and look at ways of saving out images of our UV layouts to use in the texture in process. Once done, you should have a basic understanding of the UV process in Maya, and you'll be ready to move on to more complex projects. So with that, let's go ahead and get started by looking at a visual guide lesson on UVs. This will break things down for you and give you a good overview before we jump into the rest of course.