[Bf-committers] Are "UV Texture Layer" and "UV Layer" synonyms for "UV Map" ?

Daniel Salazar - 3Developer.com zanqdo at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 16:43:20 CET 2011

+1 I so agree with this, UV Layers / UV Coords and specially UV Maps are
good names, UV textures are NOT. an UV is NOT a texture, it's just a
mapping coordinate. Personally I'd like if it was called UV Map all over,
since it's correct, short and also a more standard name


Daniel Salazar

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 9:32 AM, Jass <gaia.clary at machinimatrix.org> wrote:

> Hi.
> I located following terms in Blender and Blender documentation:
> UV-Texture
> UV-Map
> UV Layer
> UV Texture Layer
> And it looks a bit like the terms sometimes get mixed up.
> I scrolled over different areas in the Blender-GUI and i found:
> in Image editor:
> - Export UV Layout
> In Object properties (texture section)
> - Mapping -> UV
> In Object Properties (Object Data Section)
> - UV Texture
> - UVTex (default name of new UV texture)
> - "Add UV Texture Layer" (in tooltip)
> In Modifer (UV Project Modifier)
> - UV Layer
> - UV Layer name (tooltip)
> ====
> After trying to identify the differences between the above mentioned terms
> I derived the following definition for these terms. Please can you tell me
> if this is correct, or clarify where i am wrong ?
> UV Map: Map which relates the faces of a mesh to areas on a
> 2-dimensional image.**
> UV Texture Layer: Synonym for UV Map
> UV Layer: shortform of "UV Texture Layer"
> UV Texture: A texture which needs a UV Map to be projected on the
> surface of an Object
> ====
> If the first 3 terms are indeed synonyms, then i propose to replace them
> by one single term.
> I think "UV Map" would be the one to use and then we have only:
> UV Map      ( a map between faces on an object and corresponding
> locations on a 2D image)
> UV Texture  (an image that uses a UV Map)
> what do you think about this ? If i am right then
> this change would make it much easier to understand UV texturing with
> Blender and it
> would become much easier to explain it...
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