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Technical discussions => Data Import => SketchUp => Topic started by: PhilippeV8 on October 08, 2013, 06:18:09 am

Title: SU import textures
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 08, 2013, 06:18:09 am
Is there a way for me to transfer from SU (v8.0.11752) to KS without losing my photo-real-textures I've put on in SU ?

I tried skp, I tried colada dae, I tried to KS3.3.33, I tried to KS4.0.74 ... no joy.
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: thomasteger on October 08, 2013, 06:53:45 am
They should come right in. Can you share the model where this is not the case?
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 08, 2013, 06:58:34 am
Does this work:

http://cumulus/Sites/smrcode.jsp?code=m6cn6fi67z6906ep2em6am73t70l78t3fs75w70z6c06fi61p64r69j64u3ds32n30t31i33l31s30s32i32t31l36w32k31i34r38038z33p32r31u30u31n31i31033n32n38s34j35 (http://cumulus/Sites/smrcode.jsp?code=m6cn6fi67z6906ep2em6am73t70l78t3fs75w70z6c06fi61p64r69j64u3ds32n30t31i33l31s30s32i32t31l36w32k31i34r38038z33p32r31u30u31n31i31033n32n38s34j35)

PS, there are 2 files, the top one is a mistake.  It's the 24MB file ..
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: thomasteger on October 08, 2013, 07:05:40 am
We will check into it. Thanks.
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: Chad Holton on October 08, 2013, 07:20:06 am
Hey Philippe,

I can't get your link to work. Would you care to send it to chad@luxion.com using this: keyshot.wetransfer.com

Thanks,
Chad
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 08, 2013, 07:30:13 am
I'll have to take the file home then tonight and do it from there.  Can't access no wetransfer or such from work.
I'm off work in 5 minutes.  Let me find my USB-stick and I'll try to get this to you within the next 2h.

THNX !
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 08, 2013, 07:33:42 am
Quick question 'bout our local "wetransfer" .. can you not open the page, or does the download link to the file not work ?
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: Chad Holton on October 08, 2013, 07:49:47 am
The first link you provided, the page didn't exist on my end. What you sent to my email is working just fine though - downloading now.  :)

Thanks,
Chad
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: Chad Holton on October 08, 2013, 11:50:46 am
Thanks for sending. There's some odd stuff going on, indeed. I will send to the dev team.
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 08, 2013, 12:53:52 pm
Awesome, thanks !
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 09, 2013, 04:47:15 am
I'm doing some testing here .. could it have anything to do with "Positioned Textures" ?

http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/94874 (http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/94874)
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 09, 2013, 07:03:32 am
I have a project where I need some results by monday morning (CET) .. should I wait for a fix, or should I start looking for a work-round ?  (not to pressure you guys tho !)
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: Chad Holton on October 09, 2013, 07:15:44 am
From what I've tested so far, importing this into 4.2 will bring the textures in but the scale (and placement, possibly) was way off. The plugin wasn't bringing them in at all. Not sure if this will even be fixed in the first release of 4.2 just yet (depends on how busy the dev team is).  :-\ 
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 09, 2013, 07:21:51 am
Ok, so it imports the texture, but doesn't account for the "position" of the texture where you can move/scale/skew/distort the image on a surface.  The only way to "bake" these edits into an indivudual copy or a single texture for that specific surface is to "make unique texture" inside sketchup (which will crop the used image as well).  Having to do this for every textured surface individualy could be a long work ...

Anyway, thnx for the heads up !

I start looking for a different approach.
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 11, 2013, 01:21:34 am
I figured something out !!

If I copy the aplied textures to the back of the faces in SketchUp (e.g. building foto maps) .. they do show up in KS !  So from what it looks, SU has different color/texture for either side of a face.  KS seems to chose 1 side only (and in my case, the wrong side, or in-side).  Hence the white scene with all faces still attached simply because the inside of my models are all white ...
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: Chad Holton on October 11, 2013, 03:51:43 am
Thanks for the update - how's the scale & placement look?
Also, are you importing or using plugin?
Title: Re: SU import textures
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 11, 2013, 04:21:34 am
Importing !  I have no plugins here.

There are some issues with scale & placement on the lager "top-down" textures that come on "non-rectangular" shapes.  (For this case, those are least important)  The house-faces do come in OK, but I have to "make unique texture" in SU on the textures on the INSIDE.  Then it works.

I've got a render Q running  ;D  Some post left to do .. I should be OK for my deadline monday  :D