I've never fully understood UVW Unwrapping in 3DS Max. I went on a 3 year university course on Games Design and I was never really taught anything. Anyway, not going to get too wound up about that now if you guys can help me :)
Hopefully I've explain it enough for you guys to guide me on what to do. It's one of the few things I've really had issues with in Max and I hope you guys can finally help me with this, spent many hours staring at my PC because of it.
I don't know where to start, but you may want to go through a couple of Max tutorial videos to make sure you're not missing something:
Autodesk has an entire YouTube channel of tutorials, by the way. Generally, the people teaching Max at universities are people who didn't make it in the graphics world, and decided to teach it (just joking). You may also want to revisit the enormous number of Max tutorials on the Autodesk website, and those which come with Max (you don't say what version you have).
It's funny you say you're joking but I think you're mostly right. Even the one that did make it into the graphics world had been made redundant at a Games Development studio so he became a teacher. Thanks for the info anyway, I'll take a look at the videos on Autodesk's youtube channel.
Yeah, Matt. There's a lot of truth behind every joke. It's unfortunate that a lot of people who are excellent at their craft can't teach for beans. And the saddest part about this is that you don't find out the teacher stinks until the course is finished, and you find you don't know any more than when you walked in to the first class.
I find that with any technical discipline (computers, software, carpentry, etc.) that I can find more on the web and on the software publisher's sites than I'd learn in any class. One really good resource is Lynda.com. I've used them for training in Premiere, AE, 3D Studio, and I find their courses to be well organized, and well-written. I walk away saying "if I'd known this two years ago, I could have saved a hundred hours of my time!". That's teaching!
Thanks Joe, Lynda.com looks great. Amazingly I've never heard of it before and Google is the first thing I go to when I need help with something. Surprised it's not shown up in the results. I like that the tutorials are in chapters as well (useful if you need to take a break and come back to where you left off).