Click "Download 2Cube.blend" below and open up that file.Download 2Cube.blend
So we now know how to model and color different parts a single color, but what if we want patterns, images, or something Unique?
So let's talk about the cube. If we were to take each side of the cube and place it all in one piece on a piece of flat paper, how would that look?
From the image above you can see where each side of the cube is located on the small T-shaped cut out!
Here's another example but more complex. We have a mushroom body, a mushroom top, and a mushroom bottom side of the top.
When each of these parts are laid down flat on a piece of paper, it looks like that on the UV unwrap (middle picture).
Go ahead and select the entire object in Edit mode, press U and click on "Unwrap"
Uh oh! How come it's just one big piece?!
Well right now Blender doesn't know which parts we want to unwrap it.
Shortcuts Learned: [U] - While in Edit mode, [U] is for UV Map options
Shortcuts Learned: [U] - While in Edit mode, [U] is for UV Map options [CTRL + E] - While the entire object is selected in Edit mode, this shows Edges options.
Warning: If you use "Smart UV Project" on complex objects, the UV may not look right and might have overlapping shapes!!