BodyPaint held a lot of promise back in the day. If you watched the original “Walking with Dinosaurs” you have seen the work of the Maxon painting and UV tool in action.
Although the app hasn’t received an update in a long while, it still can be a useful tool. Proving this, Richard Squires posts an extensive look at using BodyPaint for UV tasks.
Richard covers the basics for using the 3D painting app, and then moves on to creating UV’s, and shows how to optimize them for best results.
BP can actually be a great solution for UV Mapping, limiting the number of applications you need to bounce back and forth between while working.