Can't create second UV Channel with overlap UV
I know there are similar questions already asked and I have read them all, unfortunately those questions are specific to those people's projects and don't reflect mine. I have several issues I am trying to resolve and I hope someone can shed some light on them because this is stalling my progress greatly.
First off, I am new to game design in general, I have been working in UE4 for about 6 months and I haven't used any 3d modeling program for any of my work. I tried using Blender but the guy who created it must be left-handed and have eyes like a flounder because I find trying to do anything in it extremely frustrating and backwards. What I have been doing is making my static meshes with UE4's geometry shapes. So far I have done really well with it and have made some really nice looking things without issue...Until now.
I created a dumpster (see screen shots below) and to me it seems very basic. I did it using all geometry shapes and turned it into a static mesh. When I placed it into my level and built the lighting, I get an overlapping UV error. As I do with all the mesh's I have made this way, I go into the mesh editor and create the second UV channel and it always works for me and solves the issue, but for the dumpster, it will not let me create the UV channel. I changed it to 1 and it doesn't create it. After reading about people with similar issues, I figured that it was because the dumpster lid wasn't close enough to the dumpster and was creating a small gap too tiny for the UV channel to be created properly. I then remade the dumpster again making sure there were no tiny gaps to mess it up. After finishing that, I created the second UV channel for the new dumpster and it saved it, however it still tells me I have overlapping UV's and a new error "lightmap UV are overlapping by 2.8% Please adjust content-enable error coloring to visualize" I enabled the error coloring and it does nothing to show me where the issue is.
So here are my questions:
Please see photos for examples.
asked May 16 '18 at 06:11 PM in Using UE4
EDIT: PS: Proper polygon modeling with subdivision workflow is in the Engine's development roadmap. Once we get that I'm pretty sure it will come with actual UV solutions.
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