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Preserving aspect ratio when unwrapping.

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:19 am
by cjddmut
I've just started with blender and it's my current goal to create a relatively simple 3d model and then appropriately texture it. So what I've done is created a chair and now I'd like to texture the chair in Photoshop. What I've been trying to do is UV map the chair so I can export the map to photoshop and then texture on the map. However, I can't figure out how to unwrap sections of my chair without stretching to the height of the image created in the UV editor.

Ideally I would like the keep the ratio so that the texture won't be stretched (or shrunk in this case) once it is applied on the model.

Thanks!
C.J.

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:38 am
by cjddmut
The solution is to go into Object Mode and hit Ctrl-A and pick option "Scale". This fixes it but I have no idea why :(.

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:29 am
by CoDEmanX
The Minimize Stretch operator might help, or try UV Smart Project with angle of 0 (iirc), so every face will be an island.