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Author Topic: Editing .3ds files for Celestia  (Read 1798 times)

mohair61

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Editing .3ds files for Celestia
« on: December 01, 2009, 10:28:11 pm »

Hello Everyone,

I am an Anim8or (and .3ds file) newbie and am looking to find out how I can use the program to edit a .3ds file. For a spacecraft model in Celestia, I've edited a texture file used by a .3ds file (looking to add logos to the hull of a spacecraft). One side looks great, the other is reversed. Can Anim8or do the editing job? Any help would be appreciated.

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M.J.
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Pincho

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Re: Editing .3ds files for Celestia
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 10:31:34 pm »

No, you can fix it in a UV Mapper, like UV Mapper, or Lithunwrap. Unless you can actually see both sides of the image in the texture, then you can just flip the images in an art package.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2009, 10:34:53 pm by Pincho »
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mohair61

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Re: Editing .3ds files for Celestia
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 11:10:51 pm »

Thanks, Pincho. I'll give it a shot.

M.J.
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Dreadkb

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Re: Editing .3ds files for Celestia
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 11:19:32 pm »

You can fix it in Anim8or. Select the face(s) it's reversed on and press the UV button. Then you can flip, scale or move the texture on just those faces.
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mohair61

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Re: Editing .3ds files for Celestia
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 01:40:58 am »

Hello Dreadkb,

I haven't been able to figure out how one brings the .3ds into Anim8tor. At least I haven't had much luck. All I got was a pure white screen. Any thoughts?

Thanks,
M.J.
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mohair61

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Re: Editing .3ds files for Celestia
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009, 01:47:32 am »

BTW, the specific problem seems to be that Anim8tor can't open any of the texture files associated with the .3ds file. Hence the white screen, I guess.

M.J.
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