2 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2006 3:22 AM by Mazuho

    Baked texture "holy"

    Mazuho Level 1
      I am trying to export a single model from 3dsmax 8 but it won't work (well).

      I have rendered to texture and in max's viewports it looks great. But in the preview window of the w3d exporter, the texture is partly transparent and misses some polygons. Its hard to explain, but here is a screenshot:
      http://www.angelfire.com/d20/p1/Untitled-3.gif

      I have no clue as to what this might be... any thoughts?
        • 1. Re: Baked texture "holy"
          Level 7
          Hi there Mazuho,

          I think 3DS Max bakes textures to 32 bit TGA files by default, which
          could potentially have transparency, and so Shockwavave sets their faces
          to be transparent. As Shockwave doesn't sort polygons properly per
          object, you get the issues you are currently seeing.

          Try selecting BMP or another non-32 bit format as the output for the
          maps, and it should fix the issue.

          Otherwise, try setting the .transparent property of the shader to false.


          You can test the car model within this toolkit, it does an additional
          check for Shockwave 3D textures being transparent, and so it should look OK.

          http://www.adobe.com/devnet/director/articles/3d_in_30_print.html

          Regards...
          Mal

          > I am trying to export a single model from 3dsmax 8 but it won't work (well).
          >
          > I have rendered to texture and in max's viewports it looks great. But in the
          > preview window of the w3d exporter, the texture is partly transparent and
          > misses some polygons. Its hard to explain, but here is a screenshot:
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          > href=" http://www.angelfire.com/d20/p1/Untitled-3.gif
          >
          > I"> http://www.angelfire.com/d20/p1/Untitled-3.gif
          >
          > I</a> have no clue as to what this might be... any thoughts?
          >
          • 2. Re: Baked texture &quot;holy&quot;
            Mazuho Level 1
            Mal.. thank you so much for the fast reply! That perfectly solved it. I stayed up all night trying to fix this, so again, thank you very very much!