according to the tutorial found here :http://forums.filefront.com/sw-jk3-modding-editing/243586-simple-sword-modelling-tutorial-3dsmax-gmax.html
and the script in the tutorial here which i will quote:
First, select your blade. Either both sides of the blade should be attached or you should have an instance. Either way will work fine. In any case, select your blade and in the Modifier List select Unwrap UVW. You should see Unwrap UVW above Editable Poly in your modifier list now. Click the little plus (+) and you will see Select Face. Click it. Now hit CTRL + A to select all the faces of your model. In the rollout below you should see a section labeled Sub Object Params. Make sure Z is selected, then hit the Planar Map button. Under Parameters click the large Edit button. This will bring up the UV map window.
after the "Unwrap UVW" i cannot find the little plus (+) can someone help me with a screenshot? this is sad isnt it?
It's right next to the "Unwrap UVW" text. Make sure you don't have any editing mode selected.
i dont know to deselect editing modes. i really dont know. iam new to this