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Quick tool to unwrap "curved pipes" ?
show user profile  Zman
Is there a quick pelt tool for such objects in Max ?

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1/5/2015 8:49:46 AM (last edit: 1/5/2015 8:51:02 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Yep, spline unwrap. Fast forward about 7 minutes to see it in action.

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1/5/2015 9:39:46 AM (last edit: 1/5/2015 9:39:46 AM)
show user profile  Zman

Thats what I was looking for.
Now, to figure out how to use it ...
on first try it gave me a mess on my object

I think I got it.

I need to pick an edge that goes all the way through. export it as a line and then select it from the spline unwrap menu.
Evantually it seems to work okay after some manual tweaks.

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1/5/2015 9:53:45 AM (last edit: 1/5/2015 10:05:47 AM)
show user profile  reeves1984
Glad there is a solution in max, but Im going to mention uvlayout whenever I can because its great for UVs

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1/5/2015 11:39:04 AM (last edit: 1/5/2015 11:39:04 AM)
show user profile  Octopuzzy
theres also "Unfold Strip from Loop"

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1/5/2015 11:08:30 PM (last edit: 1/5/2015 11:08:30 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
why dont u use a sweep with a uvw xform and a really long mapping?

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1/6/2015 1:14:40 PM (last edit: 1/6/2015 1:14:40 PM)
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