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DDS Exporter/Importer - Photoshop CS5 64bit (Tutorial)

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder' started by Paul Minnaar, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Paul Minnaar

    Paul Minnaar

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    Hi all. Hope this helps someone in the future.
    The nVidia DDS 'save as' function does not work in PS 64 bit, so after some searching , I found the following:

    A thread on the subject http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62179

    and a link to the exporter download you will need http://docs.kaneva.com/mediawiki/index.php/Photoshop_DDS_Exporter#Download

    You will also need to install the nVidia Texture Tools 2 http://developer.nvidia.com/object/texture_tools.html

    Once downloaded, extract the files into the photoshop folder 'presets/scripts' like this:
    PS64_DDSUtils_installDir.png

    Then in Photoshop CS5 64 bit, once you have got your files ready for DDS export with alpha etc., use the 'file' - 'scripts' drop down, which will look like this now:
    dds exporter 1.jpg

    Once selected, a DDS Exporter window will pop up with options for file types like this:
    dds exporter 2.jpg

    The other files types in the drop down list are :
    dds exporter 3.jpg

    I do hope this helps someone along the way in the future, good luck.
    Paul
     

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  2. Pangaea

    Pangaea

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    thanks for the heads up on this , was planning to upgrade my ps soon

    how dose ps perform in general in x64 mode btw? noticeable difference?
     
  3. Paul Minnaar

    Paul Minnaar

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    Notable you ask, bwahah ahaah, it is lightning fast. I have a really high spec machine at work so it really does buzz along very neatly. Adobe products have needed 64 bit for a long time, they now perform incredibly well.
     
  4. The Bat Dad

    The Bat Dad

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    Hey Paul,
    I have a message that comes up whenever I try to import a DDS file; "Invalid File Path: Please restart the script and select a valid file path."
    All the required programs are installed to the default locations so I have no idea why this is happening.
    Does this happen to you when you try to import a DDS file?
    I am using Photoshop CS5 extended 64 bit
    any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
     
  5. Paul Minnaar

    Paul Minnaar

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    Strange Bat Dad, I have just tried importing, and it worked fine. File > Scripts > DDS Importer, point to dds file and it worked.
     
  6. jwlagina

    jwlagina

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    I seem to have the same issue as Bat Dad. If I try to save a file as a .dds, the dialog box comes up but clicking on "Save File" seems to do nothing
     
  7. dukenukem

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  8. Paul Minnaar

    Paul Minnaar

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    This is great news, must head on over and have a look, thanks for sharing
     
  9. Nikron

    Nikron

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    Hi guys. I downloaded the new nvidia plug-in but apparently it does not work. it still give me the error "Invalid File Path: Please restart the script and select a valid file path." Perhaps i am not installing it properly.
    Please, can anyone help me on how to install this plug-in? Which folder should i choose to install it.

    Thank you.