UV Tools 3

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Easy to use uv mapping tools for Archviz and not only

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3dsMax 2013+
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[3.2j] – 2021.05

New. Select UV elements. Grow if necessary (Ctrl+Click).
New. Rotate 180 degrees. Shift+Click.
New. System caterogy in UV Tools Settings.
Improved. Tooltips display time increased to 30 sec.
Fix. Relax "Unknown system exception" caused by Unwrap bug.
Fix. Stitch and Randomize Geo Elements "EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION" error/crash in some cases.
Fix. Stitcher weld self seams when Stitch Self Seams is disabled.

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[3.2i] – 2021.04

New. Texel Density Tools.
New. Texel Density Checkers. Pixels are not blurred in viewport. Keeps original material.
Improved. Checker textures refresh.
Fix. Stitcher Auto Flip Elements incorrect calculation.
Fix. Rollouts order and state issues.
Fix. Checker maps count was limited to 6 for unknown reason.
Fix. Cycle viewport bitmaps if no material assigned error.
Fix. Orient by length bug introduces in 3.2g.
Fix. Planar mapping bugs introduces in 3.2g.
Fix. Match Height/Width was broken in 3.2g.
Removed. “Checker – select texture file”. Ctrl+Click is for Texel Density checkers now.

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[3.2h] – 2021.04

Fix. Dotnet Int64 to UIntPtr error in old 3ds Max versions.

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It's on my ToDo list, but

It's on my ToDo list, but today I can't guarantee a succesful implementation.

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[3.2g] – 2021.04

New. 3ds Max 2022 support.
New. Super Stitcher. Stitches many elements sequentially.
New. Align In Place. Optionally Loop and Ring before align.
New. (Geom Tools) UV to 3D and vice versa. Non-destructive workflow.
New. Checker. Assign previous checker from the folder (Shift+Click).
New. Checker. Disable tiling option.
New. Checker. 2 new textures with stripes.
New. Checker. Disable unnecessary checker textures in settings.
New. UV Smooth to Editable Poly baseobject.
New. Planar mapping “Element centers” option.
Improved. New UV Tools Settings dialog.
Improved. Use Unwrap Pro plugin option in Settings (only if installed).
Improved. Removing checker also cleans internal Unwrap texture list.
Improved. Planar mapping by element speed.
Improved. Transfer uv edges speed.
Improved. Stability, memory and speed optimizations.
Fix. Errors related to Unwrap selection filter.
Fix. Errors related to Unwrap added to selected faces.
Fix. Flatten by SmoothGroups didn’t update changed smooth groups.
Fix. Tweak and Align rare selection bug.
Fix. Tweak memory leak in max 2016+.
Fix. Collapse points by distance bug.

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Wanderer82's picture

Amazing tool!

Amazing tool, highly recommend!
Удивительный инструмент, очень рекомендую. Крайне облегчает работу с разверткой.

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[3.2f] – 2021.02

New. Planar mapping by element. It will keep existing uv shells and seams.
New. Orient elements to longest side new algorithm. Now it will find best rotation angle automatically.
New. Collapse whole stack if no modifiers are selected.
Improved. Planar mapping “Weighted normals” option.
Improved. Bitmap to UV new method without Unwrap. A lot faster, no memory leak.
Fix. Collapse points by distance memory leak.
Fix. Interactive scale memory leak caused by unwrap bug.

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I'm so impressed. This is a monster tool!!!

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[3.2e] – 2021.01

New. Bitmap to UV. Transfer bitmap transformations to UV (tiling, offset, rotation).
New. Collapse to Poly can now be disabled in settings.
New. UnwrapPro support for Transfer selection to new modifier.
Improved. Rw to Tiling. Bitmaps offset and rotation support.
Improved. Planar Mapping now using weighted normals calculation.
Fix. Unwrap bug when relax was cancelled by Esc and next relax run with 1 iteration only.

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