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Blender 3D 2.49 Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery by Allan Brito

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Smart projections

The task of creating a UV mapping can be very annoying for some people because they have to imagine the unfolded model to mark the seams. To help in this task, there are a few tools to create the seams and unfold the model automatically. One of them is very useful for architectural models.

The name of this tool is Smart Projections, and it's very easy to use. Just hit the U key at the 3D View window, and choose the last option from the UV Calculation menu, which is Unwrap (smart projections):

Smart projections

Angle Limit will determine how the faces will be unfolded. Bigger angles will generate layouts with grouped faces, and smaller angles ...

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