UVW Unwrapping a Sofa – 3Ds Max Tutorial

Before we start this 3Ds Max UVW Unwrap Tutorial, I’m going to make a confession…

I absolutely HATE doing UVW unwrapping – for me it’s the most boring part of 3D. If at all possible I just use simple UVW mapping options (planar,box,cylinder, etc)
For 90% of the work its enough to throw on some box maps on faces or elements and call it finished, especially if it’s a rigid object like a wooden chair or cupboard. But sometimes, when you need that extra level of detail and realism, there is now way around it – you simply have to use the Unwrap UVW modifier.

Even though I’m not a very skilled unwrapper, I decided to make this tutorial as many of you asked for it, so take this video with a grain of salt.

My most used tools will be Pelt Map and Relax tool. This combo allows you to stretch out any surface into a flat, unfolded shape. You just have to make sure you set up the seams correctly

I’ve been using the 2009 version of max for a very long time, but recently switched to 2013, since the interface for UVs is completely remade, I’m a bit slow and sometimes still hunt around for the buttons. Sorry for that!

Ok, enough blabbering :) watch the video!

20 thoughts on “UVW Unwrapping a Sofa – 3Ds Max Tutorial

  1. Taaaaaaaanx SO Much
    Vrey good Tutorial.

  2. Thanks Dude!

  3. Thank you. Good tutorial. Your voice is clear so I can understand.

  4. Wow!
    Thx for time and tips!!!

  5. useful and technicaly improoved, i like your way to do it , and i’ll copy it from u, tnx a lot

  6. Excellent tutorial and awesome site.

  7. Vrey good Tutorial.

  8. thanks man that is useful and very helpful

  9. very nice tutorial! useful in future projects! :) keep it going!

  10. i hate uvw unwrapper too :pp

  11. :) Thank u for ur time and ur site. This is great.

  12. Abdullah Shaikh

    Thanks a lot for this very helpful tutorial. :)

  13. I would love a tutorial on how to make this sofa !

  14. Thank you very much! you really help me!

  15. thank you very much…!

  16. Thank you… Awesome…

  17. nice Tutorial,thank you.

  18. Please create a lesson on setting up a similar material!

    Thank you very much for lessons Austris!

  19. I am weeping for joy! Thanks!!!

  20. Can i get the sofa model please to follow the tutorial?

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