Using the UV editor to determine a closed curved object’s length

This tutorial shows how to use the UV editor and the Conform ‘unwrap’ function to help determine the correct length for an 8-shape object. The object needs to have a specific length when in its final form and this tutorial shows how to use the UV editor for this purpose.
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Creating embossed type on a UV mapped object

This UV mapping and texturing tutorial shows how to create embossed text on the wavy object created in a previous tutorial. This tutorial shows why UV mapping the texture placement is superior to using a projection mapping type such as planar or cylindrical mapping.
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Car Key, Part 2: Metal Component UV Mapping

This tutorial shows how to approach the UV mapping of the metal key component. It specifically shows how to UV map it using planar projection mapping as a starting point, and paying attention to surface normal direction to ensure predictable unwrapping.
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