I’ve always used the standalone version of Unfold 3d for UV work but I’ve recently switched to staying in Maya for UVs. Unfold 3D is an awesome program that makes UVing fast and fun, but it has the disadvantage of being external which requires the extra time and hassle of export/import. Working on UVs in maya does require a lot of tips and tricks so I’ve put together a video series.
Here’s a quick start video explaining how to UV any object quickly and easily:
This video goes into more detail on how to UV an object with multiple parts: