We love bridging the gap between 2D and 3D designers, bringing them closer through a seamless workflow. We have already developed a 3D Elements plug-in for Figma. Now, we want to offer another new option to 2D designers who work in Procreate. The unwrapping feature in Vectary opens up a huge door of possibilities.
Unwrapping is the process of creating a UV map. It is the horizontal and vertical axes of the 2D space. UV textures enable you to map a 2D image to your 3D model, as a texture. In other words, it is a process of projecting a 3D object onto a 2D plane. You can imagine it as unwrapping a Christmas present. Paper that was previously folded on the 3D box becomes flat in seconds.
This technique can be very effective in keeping the texture sizes down. It also allows you to have a different texture on every part of the surface. UV maps are versatile in many ways. Here are some possibilities:
1. Make seamless realistic textures on complicated models.
2. Bake shadows on the 3D models for enhanced realism.
3. Paint on 3D objects.
UV unwrapping can be unnerving and bleak in some cases. However, in Vectary, it is done with one click of a button. Yes, it is that easy.
Procreate is a powerful design tool for creating beautiful art and design. Vectary is offering a possibility to expand creativity by using limitless options of 3D models. The unwrap feature lets you import 3D objects into Procreate, enabling you to finish the design of the object material while painting it in 3D.
This is an excellent opportunity for packaging designers.