.dds files for daz or...

westernnomadwesternnomad Posts: 33
edited December 1969 in New Users

Can Daz or any of its peripheral software/plugins make use of .dds files? Or at least extract them for the goodies inside?

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  • JimmyC_2009JimmyC_2009 Posts: 8,250
    edited December 1969

    I had to Google it. It is very unlikely I would have thought, I have never seen it used.

  • westernnomadwesternnomad Posts: 33
    edited December 1969

    Open source modders use these files for games like Elder Scrolls. They pack their meshes, textures and UV's together. It would be nice to add a Skyrim flavor to some of my work.

  • JimmyC_2009JimmyC_2009 Posts: 8,250
    edited December 1969

    If you google converters, it brings up a few apps that will convert at least some of it to BMP or JPG. I don;t know if you can extract the mesh or not.

  • JaguarEllaJaguarElla Posts: 10,376
    edited December 1969

    if you use irfanview batch convert you can also edit your mtl file using find and replace
    got some cool suggestions on this in this forum!
    I was able to texture my 3D ripper dx capture of GTA San Andreas by doing this, re-exporting the obj then replacing the new mtl file with the original frame capture one renamed and reopening it in studio.
    had to also add a space between each .jpg and # though for it to read it ( also using find and replace all)

  • westernnomadwesternnomad Posts: 33
    edited December 1969

    I was mistaken. Meshes are stored as NIFs.
    Thanks. This is helping me sort out what's what in the 3d "world".

  • westernnomadwesternnomad Posts: 33
    edited October 2012

    if you use irfanview batch convert you can also edit your mtl file using find and replace
    got some cool suggestions on this in this forum!
    I was able to texture my 3D ripper dx capture of GTA San Andreas by doing this, re-exporting the obj then replacing the new mtl file with the original frame capture one renamed and reopening it in studio.
    had to also add a space between each .jpg and # though for it to read it ( also using find and replace all)

    Would this also work with Photoshop?
    Edit... Not sure I comprehended. :red:

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  • JaguarEllaJaguarElla Posts: 10,376
    edited December 1969

    there is a program that converts nif files too, I actually have it for some odd reason even though I don't have any use for it.
    not on my computer so do not know what it is called.

  • JaguarEllaJaguarElla Posts: 10,376
    edited December 1969

    I don't have photoshop but it certainly should since the freeware image editors do!

  • westernnomadwesternnomad Posts: 33
    edited December 1969

    there is a program that converts nif files too, I actually have it for some odd reason even though I don't have any use for it.
    not on my computer so do not know what it is called.

    Nifskope

  • JaguarEllaJaguarElla Posts: 10,376
    edited December 1969

    yeah, that is what I have, I collect a lot of programs just in case I need them!!

  • BejaymacBejaymac Posts: 1,025
    edited December 1969

    There was a plugin from nvidia for photoshop that let you import & export Direct Draw Surface files (.DDS), I think I wore out mine when I used to mod Freelancer.

    IIRC the NIF format was originally from one of the star trek games, so there should still be at least one plugin for Milkshape kicking around that will allow you to convert it to another format.

  • mjc1016mjc1016 Posts: 7,240
    edited December 1969

    There used to be a script for Blender, to import/export NIFs, too...but I'm not sure if it ever got updated for the 2.5 series, let alone 2.6. The last working one I know of is for 2.49b, which is why I've still got it around.

    The Nvidia DDS plugin for Photoshop

    http://developer.nvidia.com/content/nvidia-texture-tools-adobe-photoshop

    Here's a DDS plugin for GIMP

    http://code.google.com/p/gimp-dds/

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