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 Subject: Getting Started with mapping- Help please!

TheToyman opened this issue on Aug 29, 2012 · 18 posts

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  TheToyman () ( posted at 5:21PM Wed, 29 August 2012 

I learned quite a bit about modeling in college, but never managed to get any info on mapping. So, I can create nice models that work really well in Poser, but I know nothing about mapping textures and I am just basically using the default zones that poser sees.

Does anyone have any suggestions where to start? Turorials etc. How about programs? any suggestion on which ones to use?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.


  SAMS3D () ( posted at 5:54PM Wed, 29 August 2012  · @3979980

I use to have a really basic tutorial in regards to mapping, if I can find it, would you like it.....I mean it was basic.  Sharen


  TheToyman () ( posted at 6:08PM Wed, 29 August 2012  · @3979984

any help that you can give me would be appreciated. Basic or not it might stillteach me something.


  UVDan () ( posted at 8:19PM Wed, 29 August 2012 · edited on 8:22PM Wed, 29 August 2012 · @3980036

Welcome to the forum.

I highly recommend getting your hands on uvmapper pro.  Click on the banner at the top of the header above and it will take you there.  There is also a link to onsite and offsite tutorials below that.  In addition I have started a video tutorial series at YouTube located here.  You will have to rewind the YouTube tut.  I do not know why it wants to start halfway through.  Downloading it in 720P to your hard drive will give you the clearest view of everything.

Free men do not ask permission to bear arms!!


  SAMS3D () ( posted at 3:22AM Thu, 30 August 2012  · @3980133

Oh Dan that is great. Sharen


  EnglishBob () ( posted at 3:52AM Thu, 30 August 2012  · @3980139

Attached Link: http://www.morphography.uk.vu/tutorials.html

Welcome to the wacky world of UV mapping. :-)

I have some tutorials. ^ Heidi's PDF is aimed at beginners, my hybrid RoadKill / UVMapper tutorial is a little more involved but not overly so. I'd echo Dan's recommendation of UVMapper Pro - it was the first 3D application I paid for - but while you're getting started, the free version will do the job if cash is tight.

What sort of models will you be mapping? Organic (people, clothing, animals) or mechanical (buildings, cars, furniture)? 


Note: the forum ebots haven't worked for months, meaning I have to manually check threads where I remember posting or subscribing. If I appear to be ignoring you, it's probably just poor memory on my part. :)

I no longer trust Renderosity to host my images or tutorials, or to provide links to my freestuff. You can still find all that stuff at Morphography.


  UVDan () ( posted at 10:21AM Thu, 30 August 2012 · edited on 10:24AM Thu, 30 August 2012 · @3980250

Thanks Sharen.

EnglishBob's tutorial and several others can be accessed from the Offsite Tutorials link in the forum header.  I recommend them highly.

Free men do not ask permission to bear arms!!


  TheToyman () ( posted at 11:56PM Sat, 17 November 2012  · @4011667

I need something really basic that explains the different tools etc. is there a tutorial like that? am I missing something somewhere?


  UVDan () ( posted at 5:18AM Sun, 18 November 2012  · @4011703

Are you using UV Mapper Classic?

Free men do not ask permission to bear arms!!


  TheToyman () ( posted at 1:38PM Sun, 18 November 2012  · @4011813

I have downloaded the demo version of pro


  UVDan () ( posted at 2:10PM Mon, 19 November 2012  · @4012146

In the forum header above there are two links.  One is for forum based tutorials.  The other is for off site tutorials.  Check those first.  If you still need something, I will try to put one together.

Free men do not ask permission to bear arms!!


  TheToyman () ( posted at 3:51PM Mon, 19 November 2012  · @4012174

Well I was looking through those and just having a hard time finding something. I will look again and see if I have missed something.


  SAMS3D () ( posted at 4:33PM Mon, 19 November 2012  · @4012183

Is there something specific you are trying to do?  I did find my basic tutorial that was published in the Renderosity magazine years ago, do you still want it?  If so IM me your email address and I will send it to you....but let me know if there is something specific, cause it might not be in the instructions I made?  Sharen


  UVDan () ( posted at 1:54PM Tue, 20 November 2012  · @4012471

I can put together a video for you, but I am not going to be able to get to it until after Thanksgiving.

Free men do not ask permission to bear arms!!


  TheToyman () ( posted at 4:25PM Tue, 20 November 2012  · @4012519

Dan that would be REALLY NICE of you. I would be eternally greatful. Have a great Holiday and thanks for the help.


  UVDan () ( posted at 3:38PM Wed, 19 December 2012  · @4022455

Here is your video tut.  Please watch it in 720pHD or it looks really bad.

Here is the 55 gallon drum to use in the tut.

Free men do not ask permission to bear arms!!


  TheToyman () ( posted at 5:23PM Wed, 19 December 2012  · @4022474

Thank you Thank you Thank you!


  UVDan () ( posted at 7:02PM Wed, 19 December 2012  · @4022500

You're welcome and Happy Holidays!

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