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Maya: Difference Between UV Sew VS Move and Sew VS Stitch Together

Category: Maya
June 12, 2023

There are 3 primary UV sewing methods you will use in Maya.

Sew, Move/Sew and Stitch Together.

I use them all but there are differences between each.

Video Tutorial

UV Sew VS Move/Sew VS Stitch Together

You have to select edges along which you want to sew then apply one of the three options.

You will find them all under Cut/Sew drop down menu and also within the UV Toolkit:

And with a shortcut key when you have edges selected inside the UV Editor:

  • Shift + Right Click Hold = UV Context Menu

Sew: will move the edges to sew them together but not move the UV shells. This will often distort your UVs. Works best when UV shells or edges within a UV shell are close together already.

Move and Sew: will move one shell to another, sewing them together while keeping the UV shell sizes unchanged.

Stitch Together: will move one UV shell to another and change one of the UV shells to match the Texel Density. You can Stitch Together A to B or B to A.

UVs are an Essential Part of the Pipeline

UVs are an essential part of the asset creation pipeline. In Module 3 of the Maya Foundation: Home-Study Course you will learn how to UV from the beginning.


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