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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Strange Bat Dad, I have just tried importing, and it worked fine. File > Scripts > DDS Importer, point to dds file and it worked.
     
  6. 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. This is great news, must head on over and have a look, thanks for sharing
     
  8. 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.