Average Island Scale and packing islands

So, I’ve marked all my seems and unwrapped!

So far so good.

On the UV map each area is very small and there is lots of space between each island

So, I pressed ctrl-a and ctrl- p as per this documentation (http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Textures/Mapping/UV/Layout_Editing)

Nothing happened.

Any ideas as to what I’m doing wrong?

Post your blend file to http://www.pasteall.org/blend/ so users can see what you are doing

Cheers for the suggestion. Here it is:


heres the link http://www.pasteall.org/blend/11526

This is the uv layout in your file

Using Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+P gives this

You can change the packing gap between the islands in the 3dview toolshelf (T)
There does not appear to be lots of space between your islands (looks like its zero space)

Very odd. Maybe my blender is configured differently? I’ve included a screenshot to show you what mine looks like:

How would i export this uv as an image so I can create my textures in gimp or some other package?