Unfold3D Alternatives

    Unfold3D is described as 'UNFOLD3D is today the preferred unwrapping tool used by major studios producing games and animation, but also by many independent artists'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Unfold3D for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is UVLayout. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try 123D Make or DXF2papercraft. Other great apps like Unfold3D are Pepakura Designer (Paid), RizumUV Virtual Spaces (Paid), Uvmapper Pro (Paid) and Foldify (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 31, 2021

    • UVLayout is a stand-alone application for the creation and editing of UV coordinates for 3D polymeshes and subdivision surfaces.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Pepakura Designer allows you to easily create papercraft models from 3D data you create from your favorite 3D software.
      • Windows


    • RizomUV is on an ever-evolving path towards the perfect UV mapping toolset, capable of segmenting, flattening and packing UVs without the need for days and hours of user intervention.
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      • Windows
    • 123D Make lets you turn 3D models into 2D build plans with animated assembly instructions.

      Discontinued

      it has been discontinued

      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • iPad
    • UVMapper Professional is a stand-alone texture mapping utility for the creation and modification of UV coordinates for n-sided polygonal 3D models.
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • DXF2papercraft converts a polygonal 3D model stored as DXF file into a plain drawing in the form of a 2D DXF file. This requires to 'unfold' the model.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.2, released in February 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Draw, create, print and fold beautiful 3D figures with Foldify. You don't need drawing skills, Foldify has tons of free content to create amazing, high quality figures!
      • iPhone
      • iPad
    • Ultimate Unwrap 3D is a specialty Windows UV mapping tool for unfolding and unwrapping 3D models.
      • Windows
    • Cutout is a plugin for Autodesk Maya for the purpose of building real paper models out of paper from your virtual 3D models.
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Autodesk Maya
    • Boundary First Flattening is a open source application for surface parameterization. Unlike other tools for UV mapping, BFF allows free-form editing of the flattened mesh, providing users direct control over the shape of the flattened domain.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows