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Blender 3D: Characters, Machines, and Scenes for Artists by Pierre-Armand Nicq, Romain Caudron, Christopher Kuhn, Enrico Valenza

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Using the Smart UV Project tool

Now, we are going to use a much easier and faster method to do the unwrapping of the Armor: the Smart UV Project tool.

Getting ready

The first thing to do is to prepare the armor pieces for the unwrap process, so perform the following steps:

  1. Starting from the last Gidiosaurus_unwrap.blend file you saved, click on the 13th scene layer to reveal the armor and at the same time, hide the Gidiosaurus_lowres object.
  2. Go to the Outliner and select the first item, the Breastplate; then, use Shift to multiselect all the other visible objects.
  3. Press Ctrl + J to join them into a single object, and then in the Outliner, rename the result as Armor.
  4. Go to the Object Modifiers window and expand the Mirror modifier subpanel; be sure that ...

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