I’ve been reading all the old posts regarding the obj to pp2 script and have had some success but still having a problem with textures. My converted props still load coloured purple. I fully understand the layout of Poser files and their hierarchy but have questions about how the script works.
1) I save to a ‘prop’ directory in my content folder in Daz 4.5 (latest version). I save the obj file there also and have the texture file there.
2) I assumed that the script would make a directory in the ‘textures’ directory and place the texture file (or a copy of it) there so that it would be recognized by Poser/Daz.
3) Do I have to make the directory by hand and place the texture file there? Would I do this BEFORE running the script?
4) When examining the PP2 file I see that my texture in the original directory is properly referenced and yet it doesn’t load.
Thanks for any help you can give.
The layout should be something like this…
OBJ file \Runtime\Geometries\yourname\item\item.obj
PP2 file \Runtime\Libraries\Props\yourname\item\item.pp2
Texture files \Runtime\Textures\yourname\item\texture.jpg (png, tif, bmp)
The folders should be set up BEFORE you save the item…using the script to point to those folders. Also, if you start with the obj in the Geometries subfolder and the texture in the Textures subfolder, then when you import it, the script will write the correct texture path without doing anything else. It will also overwrite the obj in the Geometries folder, at the correct scale, etc.
The ‘yourname’ isn’t critical, as long as you use some consistent way of grouping the items.