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mcjAltTex - Script - Switch all textures in a scene to ones located in a folder of your chosing
Posted: 01 April 2013 10:32 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This script will go through all the nodes in a scene, through all materials,
it then switches the texture images to ones located in a folder of your choice.

So you could export a scene using the Daz Studio’s “collect maps option”
then in the Maps folder produced by Daz Studio, you could re-size the
“heavyweight” texture images to something smaller ( ex to 1024x1024 )

Then use mcjAltTex to switch all the texture images in the scene to the ones found in the Maps folder

Due to Aiko 4’s large ( 4000x4000 ) image textures, the scene shown here was refusing to render in Blender/Cycles
but using the smaller texture images ( 1024x1024) it rendered without problem, in the fast GPU mode

(  render Daz Studio Scenes in Blender and its Cycles path-tracing renderer ... see my free script mcjTeleBlender for details )

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Posted: 02 April 2013 02:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Nice shot…

Very useful for GPU rendereres (SLG3 and my GT540 didn’t like [BSOD] large images). Many thanks smile

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Posted: 02 April 2013 04:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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gravity0 - 02 April 2013 02:07 AM

Nice shot…

Very useful for GPU rendereres (SLG3 and my GT540 didn’t like [BSOD] large images). Many thanks smile

since i started using Aiko5 and her 4000x4000 pixel textures i had to find fast non-destructive ways to switch to low-rez images, this solution is practical so far smile

only a few tests done

a note: when a bump map is applied to a surface but its strength is at 0%,
i think Daz Studio doesnt export the texture for that bump map,
So mcjAltTex may report missing textures but it wont affect Blender

other note when mcjAltTex cant find a texture, in your special folder, it leaves the current material

 

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Posted: 05 January 2014 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hi,

You said
> So you could export a scene using the Daz Studio’s “collect maps option”
Where is this export, or where is the option to use

Thank’s

Marc

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