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Offline rosoule

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Importing trueSpace objects
« on: June 21, 2010, 03:09:39 PM »
I would like to import trueSpace 7.6 object files into Terragen 2. Is there a direct method or even a conversion software I can use. I searched the forum, but didn't find any explicit info. Thanks for an exceptional forum.

Offline jaf

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Re: Importing trueSpace objects
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 03:53:59 PM »
I'm pretty sure you need to export it as an "obj" type.  I used a free plugin to do that when I used TS 6.6.  I just looked at 7.6 and realized how hard (at least for me) it is to find what I'm looking for -- hovering over a myriad of icons.  ;D

You then may need to use PoseRay to prepare the object for TG.  There's plenty of threads that reference PoseRay in these forums.
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Re: Importing trueSpace objects
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 05:41:54 PM »
Thanks. I'll check it out.

Offline Arctorus

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Re: Importing trueSpace objects
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 09:45:25 PM »
I have successfully imported models from Truespace 6.6. Here is how I did it. First in truespace triangulate the mesh, this is important to stop holes in the mesh caused n-gons, then export to 3ds (TS 6.6 has no obj exporter). Then import the mesh into Poseray and save again as .obj, now you can import into Terragen.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Importing trueSpace objects
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 03:19:42 AM »
Well, I know I was able to export OBJ from TS 6.6.  I used this plugin: http://pinacoderm.com/tsx/luuv/

I believe the Microsoft free release of TS 7.6 included that plugin, but will have to check.

[edit] Yes, it does.  Take a look in your ts/tsx directory.
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Re: Importing trueSpace objects
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 11:39:48 PM »
Thanks again for saving me a lot of hair pulling.

Offline rosoule

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Re: Importing trueSpace objects
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 01:51:32 PM »
I was able to export a tS object just fine. What's the easiest way to convert to terragen object format?

Don't have any other graphic software, but a few years ago there was a free viewer, converter software for many types of 3d files. Does anyone have a suggestion?

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Re: Importing trueSpace objects
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 04:39:00 PM »
Load your obj into Terragen and then go to the node network and find the Object block.  You should see your obj listed.  Right click on it and do a "Save object file..."  This will save it as a .tgo
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Re: Importing trueSpace objects
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 04:49:35 PM »
Perfect, that opens all kinds of image possibilities.