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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: pop35eye on March 21, 2009, 10:57:35 pm

Title: Help please.....
Post by: pop35eye on March 21, 2009, 10:57:35 pm
Is there a way to skin the object using a single outside file.

Such as a truck. I have a gray shaded smooth truck model. I have a custom paintjob created on a different file. How do I imort the texture onto the truck?
Title: Re: Help please.....
Post by: $imon on March 21, 2009, 11:09:57 pm
Hey pop35eye, welcome to the forum

Regarding your question; you might have to be a bit more specific with your language, 'skinning' an object is used to make an object animatable, and doesnt have anything to do with a texture.

If you have your paintjob as a .jpg or .bmp image, you can put it onto the mesh of a truck by making a material, and putting the image in the  'diffuse' slot, the manual might help with figuring that all out.
Then you can assign that material to the truck and us the UV-tool to position the image onto the truck.

Hope this might help you on your way a bit!
Good luck!
Title: Re: Help please.....
Post by: pop35eye on March 21, 2009, 11:53:02 pm
EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you so much.
(now I know what skinning really means)