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Quick Tip: Copy UV Maps


The AgenZasBrothers show us how to quickly clone a UV map to other other objects.

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Bart Veldhuizen

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  1. Missing something between C & D ,after UV Map on 1 leaf do we select the remaining leaves then the original or the other way around or something else...thanks looks like a great time saver

    • SheikYerbouti on

      I've never used the sapling addon, so no clue about any of that, but to transfer a UV map, you'd select all your un-mapped leaves, then shift + click your already unwrapped leaf, then hit control + L, and select 'Transfer UV maps'. The outline of your unwrapped leaf will be yellow. I always get this backwards myself. For some reason I always think the last one to select should have an orange outline. And actually, while testing this out as I typed it, I realize it becomes pretty obvious with more than 2 objects. (I was just testing it with 2 planes) If you select your unwrapped leaf last, everything else is orange, which implies they would all get the map (or other data using control + L) from that one object, hence it having a different color outline.

      Heh, sorry, I just looked at the A, B, C, etc to try to understand what you said. Had I looked closer at the image, I wouldn't have bothered with repeating some of what was clearly shown there, but not in the 'steps'.

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