Marius Silaghi ships Unwrap Pro for 3ds Max
Tools developer Marius Silaghi has released Unwrap Pro, a new UV unfolding plugin for 3ds Max that produces “fast, low-distortion, overlap-free, weighted density UVs”.
The plugin is designed to give good results without the need to pin or manually edit UVs, although you can “use vetex colours or soft selections to increase the pixel density of important features”.
Silaghi says that Unwrap Pro works quickly on complex assets, citing a time of 23 seconds to unwrap a one-million-poly model.
Another interesting feature of the software is that the UV layout it generates refines progressively in real time for as long as the space bar is held down, as you can see in the video above.
However, the software does not automatically generate seams or pack the unfolded UVs.
Pricing and availability
Unwrap Pro 1.0 is available for 32-bit and 64-bit 3ds Max 9 and above. It costs €100 (around $109).