Zen UV is a comprehensive toolset designed to streamline the UV creation process in Blender.

Key Features:

  • Zen UV Transform Tool: Enables users to manipulate UV islands in both 3D View and UV Editor using the Zen UV Gizmo. This includes operations like moving, rotating, scaling, fitting, aligning, and flipping.
  • Stack System: Facilitates automatic and manual stacking and unstacking of UV islands, enhancing texel density and baking processes.
  • Relax Operator: Introduces a novel unwrapping technique, particularly beneficial for organic models.
  • Trimsheet System: Allows the creation of trimsheets and provides tools to manipulate islands within trims.
  • World Orient Operator: Rotates UV islands based on their orientation within the model.
  • Checker Map System: Incorporates a node-based approach with Checker Textures specifically designed for Zen UV, aiding in evaluating UV states without altering existing materials.
  • Copy/Paste Operators: Enables the transfer of parameters like structure, position, size, and texel density between islands or faces.
  • Quadrify Islands Operator: Straightens UV islands with a rectangular shape.
  • Display Flipped Operator: Highlights flipped islands within the UV Editor.
  • Finished System: Assists in tracking and managing the unwrapping status of UV islands, offering both tag-based and visual indicators.
  • Multiple Pack Engines: Supports integration with UVPackmaster 2, 3, and UV-Packer.
  • Marking System: Provides automated and manual marking of seams and sharp edges based on various criteria.
  • Seam Groups: Allows the management of multiple seam sets.
  • Texel Density: Tools to get, set, and verify the texel density of UV islands.
  • Sticky UV Editor: Offers quick access to the UV Editor.
  • Advanced UV Maps: Synchronized tools for duplicating, removing, cleaning, and renaming UV Maps across selected objects.
  • Hard Ops Integration: Displays UV manipulations directly in the 3D View.
  • Smooth by Sharp (Toggle): Sets hard or soft edges, optimizing normal map bakes.
  • Quick Support: Support available on the Discord channel.