Advanced UV Layout for Production with Kevin Hudson | 1.45GB
In this DVD, Kevin guides the more advanced modeler through the steps of laying out UVs on more complicated organic objects, where no single simple projection will work. Kevin provides a clear approach to breaking down objects into pieces that can be laid out and reassembled. Starting with a dollhead model, Kevin covers how to combine different projections and use the Relax and Unfold tools to get the desired results.
He then discusses UV layout solutions for clothing and more complicated objects like a horse skull. Kevin then shows how to utilize his favorite tool, UVLayout by Headus, which can really speed up your workflow by automating the process of cutting up the model and projecting onto it, while maintaining a consistent scale. Finally, Kevin explains why in production it may be necessary to have multiple UV sets and what the specific requirements are for programs like ZBrush and BodyPaint. Intended as an advanced tutorial on production UV layout techniques, Kevin's many years of expertise inform this clear and "holistic" approach to modeling and UV work.
Cylindrical and Spherical Projections Relax and Unfold UVs Combining Different Projections Headus UV Layout Using Data Type Conversion to Layout UVs UV Organization Proper Mirroring Techniques
1. Multiple Projections 2. Complex Projections 3. Laying Out the Skull 4. UVs and Clothing 5. Stealing UVs from Nurbs 6. Stealing UVs with Strategy 7. Headus UV Layout Tool 8. Laying Out UVs for Production 9. Final Comments