Sometimes you only want
to partially unfold a mesh. For this, you can use the UV Smooth
tool to interactively unfold or relax the mesh.
To partially unfold the UV mesh
- In the UV Texture Editor,
select all the UVs.
- Select Tool > Smooth UV
Tool > .
The Smooth UV Tool options
- Select Edit > Reset Settings.
- Set Space to UV
- Click Apply and Close.
Two controls appear over the UV mesh called Unfold and Relax.
- Click Unfold and
drag the mouse to the right.
The UV mesh unfolds as you drag the mouse to
- Continue to drag until the bottom of
the UV mesh until it roughly resembles the picture below.
If you reach the edge of the screen you can
release the mouse button, click the Unfold control and drag again.