Copy UV map to a similar object in MAYA
Yesterday, while I was working on a project I discovered that I really don’t know how to copy a UV map from an object to another in MAYA. So I created this tutorial for those who don’t know how to do this. Be aware that if you’re copying an UV set from an object to another, when you will try to edit the UV from the primary object, all the objects that have the shared UV will be modified. Also don’t forget to apply the material to the object before copying the UV maps.
So here we go:
I have two barrels and I want them to share the same UV map
First of all you need to select both objects (Shift + Select), be aware that the first object that needs to be selected is the one with the good UV map.
After selecting the objects go and switch your view to “Polygons” (1) and then go to Mesh>Transfer Attributes , click on the option box and a pop-up will show. Modify your settings like the one below and hit Transfer.
That’s it ! now you should have two objects sharing the same UV map. I hope this tutorial was helpful. Please share if you liked it. Thanks !