Wings 3D

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by ButchPrice, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. ButchPrice

    ButchPrice Member

    I'm working with wings3d as my polygon modeler.
    I think it is easy to use for modeling, and the
    price is right; free.
    (I like free tools. Poverty induced by two
    teenagers, a wife, and a mortgage, halts
    my aquisition of more expensive tools)

    But it works well. I think I am starting to get a handle
    on adding texture UV maps, but I still can't control them. :?

    Any ideas from any others using Wings3D?
    I am having trouble with segmenting, but
    can't figure out what I am doing wrong.

    (I suspect it is a cranial density issue at this point.) :wink:
  2. Ashrunner

    Ashrunner Member

    You might want to try using a separate mapping software. Of course, I don't know exactly what the problem is you are having and am probably even less knowledgable about Wings3D than anyone else on the boards, but Lithunwrap (a freeware program) might help. You should be able to get the last free version (1.3) from here -- The program has gone commercial and is known as Ultimate Unwrap 3D now. You can look at the commercial version at
  3. Kugelfang

    Kugelfang Member

    I've been a wings3d user (and Nendo before that) forever. The Wings UV mapper is pretty difficult to get decent results. Not a lot of flexibilty at all. I have to second Ashrunner's recommendations about LithUnwrap and Ultimate Unwrap. UU in particlular, it's worth the price. LithUnwrap also works well on Linux under Wine. Another program you might consider is UVMapper ( It comes in both a free "classic" version and a pay version.

  4. ButchPrice

    ButchPrice Member

    Great ideas

    That's one of the best things about being
    in this forum.
    Thanks guys!
    I have downloaded a copy of each application,
    and plan to "test drive" them today. :D

    I wasn't even aware such an app existed. :oops:
    (Spins beanie propeller) whew thought it fell off :wink:
  5. NOBI

    NOBI Active Member

    Hi there,

    Try Metaseq :D, UV mapper build in and easy to use

    just my 2 cent opinion...
  6. wunwinglow

    wunwinglow Active Member

  7. ButchPrice

    ButchPrice Member

    I'm on it!

    I already have a copy of Metasequioa, dang shame
    I can't register it, but hey, Pepakura can work with
    the native mqo file!
    Too cool. I had no intrest in Metasequioa ( because of
    its inability to export in other formats) before I
    registered Pepakura Designer, but now it is
    a much more attractive option. And worth the effort
    to learn. :D
  8. Kugelfang

    Kugelfang Member

    That's another nice thing about Ultimate Unwrap--it's got a nice long list of import/export formats.

  9. NOBI

    NOBI Active Member

    Hi There,

    if u use metaseqLE version u can export to any format such as .3ds, .obj or .dxf but Wing3D is also cool...try to find your compatible software what u think that u can work easily with, not depend on most people use or popular software ;)

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