Hi, at the risk of posing what could be a ridiculous question…. is there a way to make an object (ie. red flower from the Object Library) and save it as an Obj. file to use in DS (without the background)? I’m looking for a way to add some props to my DS scenes without a lot of post-work in Photoshop.
First, you choose the object you want from the preset library and add it to a blank Bryce scene.
Then select the object and from the ‘File’ menu choose ‘Export Object’
In the window that opens, choose to save as .obj file from the drop down options and give it a name.
Then import into Daz Studio in the norrnal way as any other obj file.
The other way is to use the Daz Bridge but someone else will have to explain that as I don’t use Daz Studio and therefore have no use of the Bridge for exchanging content between the two applications.
Sorry for the confusion. I meant saving an object (flower) in Bryce to use in DS. I’d have to save the Obj on the MacBook and open it on the iMac where I have DS. It will be great when I have everything in one place!
I’m just trying it with the red flower and even though the process completed correctly, there was nothing to import (I use Poser so I tried to import it into Poser).
It seems that the way the flower is made is not immediately ready for export.
You will have to ungroup the object and select each individual mesh and make it ‘Positive’ in the [A]ttibutes menu.
After you’ve done that, select all the mesh parts and re-group them then [C]onvert the resulting boolean to a mesh.
Then it should export correctly. I’ve just done this and successfully imported it into Poser.
Bear in mind that the export process also generates an .mtl file and picture files of any material on the object, so best to save it into it’s own folder that you create specially for it. And as Horo says, the materials will most likely not map into the resulting .obj file in Daz Studio as the mapping modes aren’t entirely compatible, so some adjustment will be necessary.
Could you tell us what actual version of Bryce you’re running?
It should be 188.8.131.52
That’s what it appears to be; I’m trying to re-install but running into some problems doing that! Strange indeed. Hopefully if I re-install, that will take care of it. I haven’t had any problem importing .obj files until this version (I can still create them). Thanks all for the help!