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EdwardNardella
Capital Construction Research
Posted - 2010.09.11 00:29:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: EdwardNardella on 11/09/2010 03:36:40
I want .3ds file and texture of an EVE ship that I can import them into Google SketchUp.

I have successfully exported a model but cannot figure out how to get a texture from a dds file into SketchUp and onto the model.

I am pretty exhausted from my efforts having downloaded probably over a dozen applications, plugins and such to get where I am.

No, SketchuUp does not support DDS files so the textures will need to be converted.

Any help would be appreciated.

Catari Taga
Centre Of Attention
Middle of Nowhere
Posted - 2010.09.11 00:52:00 - [2]
 

Your subject line says you want help with TriExporter, your post is about Google SketchUp. I am so confused now. But why don't you RTFM of Google SketchUp to find out whether it support dds in the first place?

EdwardNardella
Capital Construction Research
Posted - 2010.09.11 03:34:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Catari Taga
Your subject line says you want help with TriExporter, your post is about Google SketchUp. I am so confused now. But why don't you RTFM of Google SketchUp to find out whether it support dds in the first place?


Fixed, now can you please help me?

Catari Taga
Centre Of Attention
Middle of Nowhere
Posted - 2010.09.11 08:22:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: EdwardNardella
Originally by: Catari Taga
Your subject line says you want help with TriExporter, your post is about Google SketchUp. I am so confused now. But why don't you RTFM of Google SketchUp to find out whether it support dds in the first place?


Fixed, now can you please help me?

Yeah, I can put "google sketchup dds" into the google search engine and just from reading the summaries it seems that SketchUp does not support dds, as I already hinted in my post. So use a supported graphics format. I never used that software myself so that's all I can tell you.

EdwardNardella
Capital Construction Research
Posted - 2010.09.12 01:17:00 - [5]
 

Yeah, I had already established this. Infact there are very few applications that support .dds I need to know how to convert it into another format successfully and then how to aply it to a .3ds model

Golden Gnu
Gallente
The Golden Gnu Corp
Posted - 2010.09.12 08:09:00 - [6]
 

While I know nothing about 3D modeling, I do know that there is a DDS plugin for GIMP, if you want to convert to another format...

EdwardNardella
Capital Construction Research
Posted - 2010.09.12 21:47:00 - [7]
 

When I open the DDS in Gimp I get an image with four channels ( R G B A ), but gimp does not display anything.

Tonto Auri
Vhero' Multipurpose Corp
Posted - 2010.09.12 23:32:00 - [8]
 

Which DDS? Does it contain anything at all, or it's just empty?

EdwardNardella
Capital Construction Research
Posted - 2010.09.13 05:07:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Tonto Auri
Which DDS? Does it contain anything at all, or it's just empty?


I'm not at my PC ATM so I cannot say the file name. I was able to view it using a nvidia tool an dit looked like a texture for a ship.

Tonto Auri
Vhero' Multipurpose Corp
Posted - 2010.09.14 13:42:00 - [10]
 

Try disabling/editing alpha channel, see if it make any difference. Can't tell more without seeing texture on hand. These textures I quickly checked are fine.

EdwardNardella
Capital Construction Research
Posted - 2010.09.15 02:07:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Tonto Auri
Try disabling/editing alpha channel, see if it make any difference. Can't tell more without seeing texture on hand. These textures I quickly checked are fine.


The texture that I am working with is aca1_tex_d_001.dds disabling the alpha channel in gimp does not help.

Catari Taga
Centre Of Attention
Middle of Nowhere
Posted - 2010.09.15 02:50:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Catari Taga on 15/09/2010 02:51:23
Originally by: EdwardNardella
Originally by: Tonto Auri
Try disabling/editing alpha channel, see if it make any difference. Can't tell more without seeing texture on hand. These textures I quickly checked are fine.


The texture that I am working with is aca1_tex_d_001.dds disabling the alpha channel in gimp does not help.

Not sure about GIMP since I'm not using it but the file loads fine in other programs, so the issue is likely with GIMP (and it does sound as if it displays the alpha channel to you).

edit: you can use these command line tools to convert your textures: http://developer.nvidia.com/object/texture_tools.html

Tonto Auri
Vhero' Multipurpose Corp
Posted - 2010.09.20 17:23:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Tonto Auri on 20/09/2010 17:25:57
Just got it to work with GIMP.
Load DDS.
Go to Colors - Components - Decompose... - Choose "RGBA" model.
In decomposed image, select "Alpha" layer.
Colors - Invert.
Colors - Components - Recompose the decomposed image.


 

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