UDIMs, What They are and Why They Are Important

The FlippedNormals Crew Talk About UDIMs and How They Work Along With Production Tips from the World of VFX.

UDIMs, or U-Dimension, is a modification to the UV mapping workflow that ultimately makes things much more flexible, especially in the world of visual effects. UDIM concepts can be difficult to comprehend for people how are just learning.

The team behind FlippedNormals discusses UDIMs, what they are, and why they are essential. The duo covers the theory of how they work while also providing some production tips from their experiences in the visual effects field.

Of course, the primary reason for using a UDIM method is resolution and flexibility, but another advantage is that you can also use them as selection sets.