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uvw mapping...
show user profile  Jimmy1990
I have a big problem that I sincerely hope someone can help with, it could just be because I'm new at this but maybe someone can help.
I've been trying and trying to do texturing and stuff but whenever I come to mapping in 'unwrap uvw' the automatic mappers(i.e. flatten, normal, unfold mapping) are greyed out... I've tried a variety of things to change this but nothing works. As a second problem in the same area, I believe max 9 should have a rollout in the 'unwrap uvw' modifier that I can select faces from; this, too, is missing... there is no rollout...? I'm very confused?
Thanks in advance :)
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8/20/2009 7:47:58 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 7:47:58 AM)
show user profile  horizon
Did you select the faces to be unwrapped when trying the mapping options?
I don't understand the second question. You can select faces from the viewport or from the "Edit" window within uvw unwrap modifier.

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8/20/2009 7:57:13 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 7:57:13 AM)
show user profile  Jimmy1990
Yes. I've tried selecting the faces as well, but didn't change anything :(

And yeah sorry, I was referring to selecting withing the "Edit" window, for some reason there is no rollout that allows me to do so.
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8/20/2009 8:07:23 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 8:07:23 AM)
show user profile  horizon
Dunno then, they aren't greyed out for me, and there is a subobject selection menu in the stack under the unwrap uvw name...
No rollout in the edit window itself though, but you can always use shortcuts (1-3 for subobject modes in unwrap)

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8/20/2009 8:18:57 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 8:18:57 AM)
show user profile  Reality Man
Now I'm confused.......can you put up a screenshot of what you claim is missing?
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8/20/2009 8:38:40 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 8:38:40 AM)
show user profile  Jimmy1990
i have screenshots, but i see no option to attach them...

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8/20/2009 9:09:25 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 9:09:25 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey

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8/20/2009 9:13:45 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 9:13:45 AM)
show user profile  Jimmy1990

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8/20/2009 9:19:08 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 9:20:35 AM)
show user profile  Reality Man
1st pic:

You HAVE TO HAVE something SELECTED in the viewport(or edit window) for those menus to work.
But you can't since you're main problem is there's no subobject level for some reason.
2nd pic:
Seen that happen before but cannot remember why so sorry.....somebody else will have an answer I'm sure.
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8/20/2009 9:49:54 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 9:51:49 AM)
show user profile  Jimmy1990
I've tried it with something selected, doesn't work...
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8/20/2009 9:51:11 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 9:51:11 AM)
show user profile  Reality Man
Delete the unwrap modifier and add a new one and see if that works.



You were in subobject mode when you added the unwrap!

get OUT of subobject mode in edit poly THEN add the unwrap!


shit...maybe that ain't the problem either...hold on....trying to re-create your prob. in my max.

I'm using max maybe it's diff. in max 9...otherwise I'm stumped.
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8/20/2009 9:52:50 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 10:01:31 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
No thats right, the options in the unwrap mod are limited if you add it when in subobject mode.

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8/20/2009 10:01:11 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 10:01:11 AM)
show user profile  Reality Man
I just added it in max 2009 and it worked fine for me.

maybe earlier versions don't?

It's like 97 degrees here and 120% humidity and my AC is broke....dying of heat!
My eyeglasses keep fogging up and shit

plus I'm hooked on zBrush like a cheap hooker on wine....more worried about that ya know lol
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8/20/2009 10:02:59 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 10:05:21 AM)
show user profile  Jimmy1990
Realiy Man, thanks so much man, what you said first was my problem, that I was in the 'sub-object' box when I added unwrap UVW! Both problems solved thank you so much!

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8/20/2009 10:10:57 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 10:10:57 AM)
show user profile  Reality Man
ok cool. Glad you got it sorted.
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8/20/2009 10:17:12 AM (last edit: 8/20/2009 10:17:12 AM)
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