how can u add texture to an obj

neois82neois82 Posts: 0
edited December 1969 in New Users

im looooost freaking obj will not texture for nothing someone point me in the right direction please I have texutres in my folder but don't know how to add it on my obj

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  • SertorialSertorial Posts: 750
    edited December 1969

    neois82 said:
    im looooost freaking obj will not texture for nothing someone point me in the right direction please I have texutres in my folder but don't know how to add it on my obj

    import the .OBJ and you will see a grey shape. Then highlight the surface you want and in the surfaces tab go to "diffuse colour" and select a texture file for that channel

  • jerriecanjerriecan Posts: 402
    edited December 1969

    Working from memory, so please bear with me...

    1) Find the Surfaces Tab.
    2) Select the Editor Tab.
    3) Use the Surface Tool to select the part of your object you want to apply a texture to - that part should then get an orange outline around it.
    4) Options will appear for things like Diffuse Color, Specular Color, etc, in the Surfaces Menu. What you want is Diffuse Color.
    5) Click the white square next to the Diffuse Color box.
    6) A pop-up box will appear - the top option, I believe, is something like 'select file'. That's the one you want.
    7) A dialog box will open. Use it to navigate to the file you want.
    8) Click Enter, and the selected image should become the texture on the selected part of the object.

    If that doesn't work - if you get to the last step and the texture doesn't appear, but the object changes color - the object hasn't been UV mapped. UV mapping is basically unwrapping the 3d object into a 2d plane, letting a texture be applied from a 2d image. There are various programs that let you UV map, but I'm hoping you won't need that because I don't know much about that.

    Best of luck with this! :)

  • SertorialSertorial Posts: 750
    edited December 1969

    jerriecan's given you the detail. I only gave you the overview (as I wasn't sure how familiar you are with DAZ)

  • jestmartjestmart Posts: 1,729
    edited December 1969

    Does your object have materials and is it UV mapped?

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