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UVW Autounwrapping problem

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Hello gamedev.net community! Question for you... In a project I'm working on I have to make a lightmap for each of my levels. So, the way the engine (Truevision 3D) exports/imports the lightmap is only if the lightmap is in a certain material slot as well as if the UVW map you have to apply to it for the lightmap is on channel 2. Now, doesn't seem like a huge problem, but here's the deal. For each of my objects in the level I have either a UVW map or a UVW unwrap modifier attached. So when I make my lightmap I must attach all of the objects and then bake the map. Problem is when I attach all the objects I tell it to match the material id (this makes it so that the UVW maps/unwraps will still be on the objects, even through the modifier stack is collapsed to 1 editable poly) it requires me to obviously have a map of some sort on the object (under UVW channel 2). So I decide to do the automatic UVW unwrap that the render to texture form comes with and place it under channel 2. Good news is it exports/imports correctly with the textures. Bad news is all the objects that had a UVW unwrap on them now show up very distorted. Some of my objects also require an unwrap on them because a map wouldn't be precise enough. If this is sort of confusing then I can understand, but any help at all is appreciated. Sorry for the possible confusion... Thanks!

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