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Offline PhilippeV8

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SU import textures
« 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.

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 06:53:45 am »
They should come right in. Can you share the model where this is not the case?

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 06:58:34 am »

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 07:05:40 am »
We will check into it. Thanks.

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #4 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 [email protected] using this: keyshot.wetransfer.com

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Chad

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #5 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 !

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #6 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 ?

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #7 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.  :)

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #8 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.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2013, 12:25:23 pm by Chad Holton »

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2013, 12:53:52 pm »
Awesome, thanks !

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #10 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

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #11 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 !)

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #12 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).  :-\ 

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #13 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.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2013, 07:25:30 am by PhilippeV8 »

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Re: SU import textures
« Reply #14 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 ...