What are the best UV mapping software?

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    #1Blender

    Blender
    Blender is a free and open source video editing and 3D creation suite software. It features tools for photorealistic rendering, fast modeling, realistic materials, animation toolset, fast UV unwrapping, full compositor, simulations, game creation, camera and object tracking and more.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Emily Hansen
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "I really thought it would be cool to see just where UV rays are in my world. I looked for some UV mapping software and could NOT be happier. Blender is an excellent UV mapping software and has so many other useful features as well for any hobbyist."
  2. 13

    #2Autodesk Maya

    Autodesk Maya

    Autodesk Maya is a 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software that provides an integrated, powerful toolset. Use it for animation, environments, motion graphics, virtual reality, and character creation.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $190- Varies by plan

    Lawrence Patterson
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "I downloaded the 30 day trial and loved what I can do. I will dabble in graphics and animation as a hobby. I was shocked at what i could do. Sadly, the subscription was well above my budget, so I will be saying goodbye to autodesk maya. If I ever turned this to a living, I would definitely use them again. "
  3. 12

    #3Ultimate Unwrap 3D

    Ultimate Unwrap 3D
    Ultimate Unwrap 3D is a Windows UV mapping tool for unfolding and unwrapping 3D models. The software comes with and easy to use UV editor and a set of UV mapping projections like planar, box, cylindrical, and spherical.
    Software

    Windows

    $49.95- $59.95

    Betty Payne
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "As a game developer, the Ultimate Unwrap 3D really helped me! Instead of struggling with unfolding my 3D models, I can just use the software to do it for me and in quick time. The software also has other features that help me create models such as an editing function, so overall I'm impressed."
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    #4Unfold3D

    Unfold3D

    Unfold3D is an UV Mapping software developed and published by Rizom-Lab and used by major studios producing games and animation, but also by independent artists.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $17.22- Varies by plan

    Marilyn Hayes
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Unfold3d, created by Rizom Lab is one of the best gaming and animation creator software out there. It has a wealth of information in forums to share with other creators, plus a beta program if you need to test out a software prior to its release."
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    #53D-Coat

    3D-Coat

    3D-Coat is a commercial digital sculpting program that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully textured organic or hard surface model.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $49- Varies by plan

    Debra Keller
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "I was looking for the best UV mapping software out there. I was told about 3D-Coat and tried it out. It is a digital sculpting program that has all the tools I needed to do my project."
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    #6UVLayout

    UVLayout
    UVLayout is a software used and developed for the creation and editing of UV texture coordinates for 3D polymeshes, subdivision surfaces and UV mapping. It has a professional environment and interface and it is used by actual professional teams on games and VFX industries, but it 's also ideal for hobbyists and students.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $200- Varies by plan

    Beverly Perkins
    Written on July 8, 2017
    "UVLayout is a stand-alone program used to map UV texture coordinates. It seems like its worth looking into for professionals, students, or hobbyists, but it's not clear how it compares to other UV mapping software."
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    #7Wings 3D

    Wings 3D
    Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use. This software is free for personal and commercial use. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Michelle Henderson
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "I wouldn't have struggled for so long to find a decent UV mapping software. Some of the software I have used, just ridiculous. Wings 3D, is the exception to this. To top it off, it's free for both personal and commercial use."

Summary

Best What are the best UV mapping software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BlenderSoftware 20 Free
2Autodesk MayaSoftware 13 Paid
3Ultimate Unwrap 3DSoftware 12 Paid
4Unfold3DSoftware 11 Paid
53D-CoatSoftware 10 Paid
6UVLayoutSoftware 6 Paid
7Wings 3DSoftware 4 Free
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