I noticed the amount of time I put into UV Mapping my 3D models (Max). I am really bothered with such an manual activity in an automated digital world that we (should) live in.
So me and a friend were wondering if we could make this world a better place and work on a automation tool for UV Mapping.
While researching I found some tools dedicated to unwrapping 3D models, but I havent tried any.
First of all, I wanted to get some opinion from you on these questions:
To what extent would you describe the UV Mapping process as automated?
Is the majority of artists using the native unwrapping tools, plugins or software dedicated only to this task?
How necessary will UV Unwrapping be in the future or will it be automated completely?
Is "Automated Unwrapping" a USP that could make this idea a vital concept for a standalone product?