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Add-on: TexTools for Blender


renderhjs writes:

TexTools is a free addon for Blender with a collection of UV and Texture related tools. Back in 2009 I released the Original TexTools for 3dsMax. This is my first blender addon and it is at an early development phase. More features will be added in the future.

Current features:

  • Align Edge. Aligns the UV island to the current UV edge selection
  • Rotate 90. Rotate the UV island 90 degrees and align to previous bounds
  • Align Verts/Faces. Align selected edges/ verts to the bound's direction. Or align UV islands in face mode to the bounds direction.
  • Sort H/V. Align, sort and line up UV islands horizontal or vertical in one action.
  • Iron Faces. Unwraps selected viewpoert faces Face mode into a single UV island. This is often a quicker approach of unwrapping as opposed to marking the boundary edges (mark seams).
  • Select similar. Selects similar UV islands based on the UV island input selection and matching UV Island topology.
  • Select Overlap. Collects all UV islands that overlap each other and select of each group all except for one island.
  • Select Island Bounds. Selects the edge bounds of all UV Islands in the 3D viewport.
  • Checker Map. Assigns a checker map to the selected object or cycles through 2 checker maps. When a checker map is assigned it changes the view to texture mode.
  • Reload Textures. Reload all textures in the current blend file

About Author

Game Developer & Technical Artist in Sydney Australia


  1. This looks like a very handy tool. Definitely something I'm going to use to death if it works as well as I think it will. Thank you very much for your hard work.

  2. Been using the maxscript for a few yrs now - now that I partially moved to Blender, I really welcome this addon - can't wait to try it out, now in Blender (:

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