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Newbie question: having trouble unwrapping UVWs
show user profile  KitFox

I am pretty much a beginner at this so please forgive me if this is very basic!

I have built a model in Max but cannot unwrap UVSs on some bits of it. Typically these are things that I have grouped, or applied Taper modifiers to. I can convert to editable poly, but when apply the Unwrap UVWs modifier all the options are greyed out. Also, the Unwrap UVWs modifier appears in italics in the stack, with no "+" sign next to it.

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4/5/2008 1:26:57 AM (last edit: 4/5/2008 1:26:57 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Did you apply the uvw modifier to several objects at once or individually?

My Turbosquid Area

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4/5/2008 1:33:20 AM (last edit: 4/5/2008 1:33:20 AM)
show user profile  KitFox
Both. In same cases the problem objects are grouped, in other cases they are not.
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4/5/2008 2:09:41 AM (last edit: 4/5/2008 2:09:41 AM)
show user profile  mak
make sure you dont have any sub objects selected when you apply you uvw unwrap
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4/5/2008 7:33:51 AM (last edit: 4/5/2008 7:33:51 AM)
show user profile  KitFox
Thanks mak & Westcoast! Don't think that's it though. I have uploaded the file now so if anyone wants to take a look I would be really grateful.

It's at:

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4/5/2008 1:08:26 PM (last edit: 4/5/2008 1:08:26 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
the reason is because you can't Unwrap a group, you have to either apply the unwrap to individual objets (open up your group), or you need to start attaching your objects on to each other.

Also you may want to start assigning material ids.

(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!

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4/5/2008 1:19:38 PM (last edit: 4/5/2008 1:19:38 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Stop using Group too, it's "teh sux"... as the kids say.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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4/5/2008 1:21:00 PM (last edit: 4/5/2008 1:21:00 PM)
show user profile  KitFox
Cool - thanks all! I shall go away and try this out.
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4/5/2008 1:23:52 PM (last edit: 4/5/2008 1:23:52 PM)
show user profile  VKotek
by the way how do you ungroup objects?
Vojtech Kotek

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4/5/2008 1:29:17 PM (last edit: 4/5/2008 1:29:17 PM)
show user profile  Dave

Feel stupid much?

"I flew over Egypt once"

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4/5/2008 1:30:29 PM (last edit: 4/5/2008 1:30:48 PM)
show user profile  KitFox
Thanks Dave. Which kids? The ones around here say, "Whatevvvar, your muvva works at McDonalds, innit?"
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4/5/2008 1:35:48 PM (last edit: 4/5/2008 1:35:48 PM)
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