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Problems with texturing

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Post Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:58 am

Problems with texturing

How do i texture a ship in ms3d if i only have 1 object, hull. When i choose some trianlges and click assign, it says "Please choose a group" or something like that.

Post Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:07 am

You have to split up "hull" into more groups e.g. hull, cockpit, glass, exhaust, etc... To do so select a bunch of triangels and click "regroup" in the "Groups" tab.

NOTE. Actually this would belong to the 3d-modelling-and-texturing-forum.

Edited by - Cmdr. Stefan on 6/23/2006 11:09:07 AM

Post Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:24 am

And when i finished how do i "glue" all the pieces together?

Edited by - zorg on 6/23/2006 11:34:44 AM

Post Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:35 am

your textures should all be on the same material if you want to save memory overhead - in the case of FL's original ships they use 1 main texture and then a couple accessory textures for hardpoints and engine grills and glass - but if you can fit all your textures on one material without sacrificing resolution that's the better way

there's no need to regroup your groups(and if you regroup two groups with different materials it won't show two different textures), just export the cmp

p.s there are texturing tutorials available, and really any tutorial for texturing ms3d objects will do - just don't try to do the texture mapping in milkshape, its editor is horrible

Edited by - Cold_Void on 6/23/2006 12:36:40 PM

Post Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:07 pm

This really should be in the modelling forum..

I'll leave it till later to move it so Zorg does not think its been deleted..


P.S. Zorg ... If you see this note, post so I know you know where its gone.. lol

Post Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:23 am


Post Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:06 am

Its strange but when i click "assign", it only picks a color from my .tga and textures it. Example: My image has some black lines and red background, but ms3d picks the red one?

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