Pixel Unwrapper

Pixel Unwrapper

Pixel-Unwrapper is a Blender add-on designed to aid in creating Pixel Art 3D or lo-fi 3D.

Key Features:

  • Pixels Per Unit: Allows setting a desired Pixel Density to maintain consistent pixel size across the model. This density is used by the Unwrapping operators and the Rescale Selection operator to determine UV scale.
  • Create Texture: If the model doesn’t have a material with a texture, this button creates them and sets the Texture Interpolation to Closest.
  • Unwrapping Tools:
    • Unwrap Basic: Performs standard Blender Unwrap operation but scales the result to match Pixel Density.
    • Unwrap Grid: Detects a grid of quads in the selection and maps each row and column to whole pixels, applying Pixel Density.
    • Unwrap Extend: Unwraps unpinned faces, similar to standard Blender Unwrap.
    • Unwrap to Single Pixel: Maps selected faces to a single pixel on the texture.
  • UV Editing: Some UV operators can be applied while preserving bits of texture already painted. Includes Destructive mode and Preserve Texture mode.
  • Folding Tools:
    • Rescale Selection: Rescales the selection to match Pixel Density.
    • Selection to Free Space: Moves the selection to a free bit of UV space, copying texture pixels to the new location in Preserve Texture mode.
    • Randomize Islands: Moves each island to a random position on the UV map.
    • Repack All: Repacks all islands onto the bottom of the UV map.

Relevant addons

Scattershot

Scattershot

Procedural image texture scattering

Uv Squares

Uv Squares

Reshape UV selections into a grid