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UVLayout Alternatives

UVLayout is described as 'stand-alone application for the creation and editing of UV coordinates for 3D polymeshes and subdivision surfaces' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to UVLayout for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is DXF2papercraft, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like UVLayout are Ultimate Papercraft 3D, Unfold3D, RizumUV Virtual Spaces and Ultimate Unwrap 3D.

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UVLayout is a stand-alone application for the creation and editing of UV coordinates for 3D polymeshes and subdivision...

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  1. DXF2papercraft

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceDXF2papercraft either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated.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

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  2. Ultimate Papercraft 3D icon

    Ultimate Papercraft 3D

    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingUltimate Papercraft 3D offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableUltimate Papercraft 3D is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  3. Unfold3D icon

    Unfold3D

    • 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.

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  4. RizumUV Virtual Spaces icon

    RizumUV Virtual Spaces

    • 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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  5. Ultimate Unwrap 3D icon

    Ultimate Unwrap 3D

    • Windows

    Ultimate Unwrap 3D is a specialty Windows UV mapping tool for unfolding and unwrapping 3D models.

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  6. Pepakura Designer icon

    Pepakura Designer

    • Windows

    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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    A screenshot of Pepakura Designer and an assembled dragon papercraft.
  7. Uvmapper Pro

    • 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.

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    Discontinued

    unsupported, no way to pay, abandoned

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  8. Foldify icon

    Foldify

    • 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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  9. Boundary First Flattening (BFF) icon

    Boundary First Flattening (BFF)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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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  10. Dunreeb Cutout icon

    Dunreeb Cutout

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • 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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    Unfolded church made with Dunreeb Cutout under Mac OSX, Maya 2008
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