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The fastest way to design on your 3D surface, in 2D design tools.
What is unwrapping?
Unwrapping is the process of creating a UV map. It is the horizontal and vertical axes of the 2D space. UV textures enable you to map a 2D image to the 3D model, as a texture. In other words, it is a process of projecting a 3D object onto a 2D plane.
Why is this useful in 3D design?
This technique can be very effective in keeping the texture sizes down. It also allows you to have a different texture on every part of the surface. UV maps are versatile in many ways. Here are some possibilities:
1. Make seamless realistic textures on complicated models.
2. Bake shadows on the 3D models for enhanced realism.
3. Paint on 3D objects.
How does this benefit designers working in other 2D design software?
Vectary is offering a possibility to expand creativity by using limitless options of 3D models. The unwrap feature lets you import 3D objects into other software (i.e. Procreate), enabling you to finish the design of the object material while painting it in 3D.