UVLayout Alternatives

    UVLayout is described as 'stand-alone application for the creation and editing of UV coordinates for 3D polymeshes and subdivision surfaces'. There are more than 10 alternatives to UVLayout for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Unfold3D. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try DXF2papercraft or Boundary First Flattening (BFF). Other great apps like UVLayout are Pepakura Designer (Paid), RizumUV Virtual Spaces (Paid), Ultimate Unwrap 3D (Paid) and Ultimate Papercraft 3D (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

      • Mac
      • Windows
      UNFOLD3D is today the preferred unwrapping tool used by major studios producing games and animation, but also by many independent artists. Polygonal Design, creator of UNFOLD3D technology, is recognized by many artists as the most efficient unfolding tool in the world.
    1. Pepakura Designer allows you to easily create papercraft models from 3D data you create from your favorite 3D software. The save and export functions are disabled before registering. Otherwise all functions work without limitation in the shareware version.
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    2. 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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    3. Ultimate Unwrap 3D is a specialty Windows UV mapping tool for unfolding and unwrapping 3D models.
    4. Ultimate Papercraft 3D is a specialty Windows tool for creating papercraft from 3D models. It includes an easy-to-use layout editor for bringing your papercraft designs to reality and a 3D window for viewing your 3D models.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      UVMapper Professional is a stand-alone texture mapping utility for the creation and modification of UV coordinates for n-sided polygonal 3D models.

      Discontinued

      unsupported, no way to pay, abandoned

    5. 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. The result is a flattened pattern of connected polygons.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated.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

      • iPhone
      • iPad
      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!
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    6. 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.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Autodesk Maya
      Cutout is a plugin for Autodesk Maya for the purpose of building real paper models out of paper from your virtual 3D models.
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