What is UV Mapping

This is a re-post from Hell House Design, which  is being incorporated into the umbrella group of Hell House Studios for easier maintenance and to better serve ALL of our customers.

Updated 

For those of you that are new to 3D Modeling like I am,  there are a lot of confusing terms out there.  Some of the same terms are often used in a different context in SL, which makes it even more confusing!

If you do try to make sense of it in certain group chats in SL 1) they ignore you, 2) make you feel stupid by *gasp* asking something EVERYONE should already know, 3) explain it to you in such condescending terms you quietly close chat and hopes they forget you even asked,  or 4) they speak in some alien language filled with jargon and terms you wished you hadn't asked.  I


The jargon and 3D modeling speak sometimes drives me out of my mind. Why folks can't speak in simple terms is beyond me, especially when you have told them over and over you are new!  I guess some people don't remember when they were new once and didn't have all the answers either.  Not everyone learns at the same speed or in the same manner. 

The term "UV Map"  is probably one of the most confusing terms to.  UV Maps...UV Textures...UV This...UV That... Here is and easy simple to read article on UV mapping just click and follow the URL.

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