Blender 2.8 UV Mapping [Video]

5 (2 reviews total)
By Darrin Lile
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  1. Introduction

About this video

UV Mapping is an essential skill when it comes to applying textures to 3D objects in Blender 2.8 for animations and games. In this course, we look at what UV Mapping is, why you need it, and the tools and techniques that will help you efficiently map your 3D objects in Blender 2.8. We begin the course with an overview of the UV mapping fundamentals in Blender 2.8. And then we work on five different UV mapping projects, each of increasing complexity, to help you get comfortable with UV mapping and the workflows involved.

You will learn about:

• Avoiding stretching in your UV islands

• Hiding seams

• The importance of uniform scale

• Blender 2.8's smart UV Project tool

• Blender 2.8's Live Unwrap tool

• Blender 2.8's Align tool

• Blender 2.8's Stitch tool

• Optimizing a UV map for a game character in Blender 2.8

• Texturing in Krita

• Applying textures in Blender 2.8

We will also export UV maps from Blender 2.8 and take them into Krita to be textured, so that you can see how UV maps are used in a standard pipeline and how your UV mapping decisions can affect your texturing.

By the end of the course, you'll have a better understanding of why and how UV maps are used in Blender 2.8 and of the tools and techniques you can use in your own projects. So, if you're new to UV Mapping or haven't quite got the hang of it yet, then join me in this introduction to UV mapping in Blender 2.8.

All the codes and supporting files for this course are available at:

Publication date:
September 2019
5 hours 51 minutes

About the Author

  • Darrin Lile

    Darrin Lile is an animator, developer, and Blender Foundation Certified Trainer teaching courses in computer animation and game development. He received a Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in Film and Media Studies from the University of Kansas and has worked as an animator, a producer of educational films, a sound editor for film and television, and as a computer security analyst.

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Latest Reviews

(2 reviews total)
Darrin Lile is a qualified instructor and this is a lengthy course covering a key aspect of 3d modeling. If you are doing modeling of any degree of complexity, uv maps come into play and it's difficult to understand why they're laid out the way they are. This course demystified it for me and I think it's a great resource.
very useful course for me.
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