Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
After spending many hours uvmapping in Max I decided to look for some alternative applications that may provide some tools for speeding up the process, this is when I discovered UVLayout, at first glance the program looks quite dated by current standards, but after spending some time with the program it has some great features and I find myself using it for any complex unwrapping I need to do. The relax tools in Max have a habbit of collapsing verts and can require a lot of manual tweaking, uvlayout seems to keep these issues to a minimum, and the symmetry option is a great help, allowing you to instantly mirror uv changes over a specified symmetry line. This tutorial covers the basic process that will allow anyone new to the program to get some quick results. Here is a quick reference list of the main controls you will want to be familiar with.