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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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Exporting the UV Map layout

In this last recipe, we are going to see how to export the UV coordinate layers outside Blender, in order to be used as a guide to paint textures inside any 2D image editing software.

Getting ready

We have seen that the Gidiosaurus object and also the Armor object have more than one UV coordinate layer, so the first thing to do is to be sure to have set the right layer as the active one.

To do this, simply click on the name of the chosen layer inside the UV Maps subpanel under the Object Data window; if you are in Edit Mode, by clicking on the different names, you can also see the different layers switch in real time in the UV/Image Editor window.

How to do it…

After you have selected the desired UV layer, do the following: ...

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