Happy New year!
So, I recently tried to import a Human model obj. into Eias 8 and it did not bring in the uvs for some reason,
which made applying the map impossible. I could not check use uvs in the group info box. It was greyed out.
This is what I did:
1.I imported the file( https://www.food4rhino.com/resource/mei-posed-001) into EIAS 9 DEMO.
and applied the map in there.
2. I reexported the model as a validated fact file which gave me the UVS in version 8,
but the map still did not apply properly in version 8 for some reason.
3. I had to save the material from version 9 demo as well and then apply that in version 8.
Finally, it worked!