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Texture doesn't export

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder' started by Alex Kyriak, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Hi all,

    I made a simple model with a texture applied - 'Bridgestone' in the attached pic. I exported it, it worked fine in RF. I then loaded an XPack made by someone else, and added one object from this. I exported the track. My original model will still export, and appear in RFactor, but the Bridgestone texture has changed to a blank blue colour. Anyone know what might cause this? The texture is a .jpg, not a .dds. Thanks alot.

    ak_texprob_btb.jpg
     
  2. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    I had this problem also and i would like to know the answer too.
     
  3. Check size of the texture (powers of 2) again. I always use .dds and never had problems like that. But for e.g. trees or banners (something like flat faces) I discovered that checking "double sided" and "render normals up" for materials in xpacks works much better. Maybe try this too.
     
  4. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    I had that problem when i wanted to build those shields with the village names on it. I saved the textures as a *.png-file.
    I will try it again with checking "double-sided" and "render normals up".
     
  5. My question was more to do with why would importing another xpack affect one that I made that was previoulsy working fine? (ie I already set textures sizes, double sided, etc). Can't work out what the problem is! Unless textures somehow are named the same?
     
  6. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer
    @ Simberia @Simberia

  7. Thanks alot Kyle - that's solved it - exactly what my problem was. The Bridgestone jpg was called bridge~1.jpg. I loaded a bridge model in from another xpack and it had the same name! I renamed my jpg, re exported my XPack, and it worked just fine. Cheers.
     
  8. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    No problem! Glad to help.
    IMO, a thread with an important solution like this should be stickied. [hint hint]
     
  9. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    We should make a FAQ out of this. Problem -> Solution. Not 20 stickies, like it is now.
     
  10. The info could be added to the wiki, whose link is in my signature
     
  11. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer
    @ Simberia @Simberia

  12. Thanks. I changed set page tags, a 'parent' page, and replaced the full-size images with thumbnails. Fortunately the thumbnails had been automatically created by racedepartment's attachment system and by tinypic.

    new link: http://simtrackipedia.wikidot.com/rfactor-swaps-textures
     
  13. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    OK, thanks R Soul. I thought it looked a bit strange with the full size pics.