3DS MAX - many small textures into one big for game assets

Discussion started by mawerrick

Hello guys, looking for a solution of my problem - I have pretty slow solution now and can not find anything faster.
In Max I have few objects each has its own texture (material) I wanna connect all textures together into one big texture, but if I do this, I lose my uvw coordinates as the position of the objects small texture is gonna be for example in right top corner of the big (one and only) texture. So I just move the uvw until it hits the right spot on the big texture, but I do this by guess and it takes time. Is there any fast way to keep uvw coordinates in the right place?
Thanks a lot for any tips. :)

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Posted about 1 month ago
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is your object unwrapped and non overlapping uv's?

mawerrick wrote
yes those objects are unwrapped, but as I connect them together (as I need them to be one object using just one big texture) they become overlapped.
Posted about 1 month ago
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Duplicate your mesh so you have the original and a separate mesh we will refer to ass gameready.

gameready model - combine all objects together and then repack the uv's to the 0-1 space. This way nothing is overlapping. you can remove the material at this point it doesn't matter.

bake your 'original' textures onto your 'gameready' model and it will bake all the textures to the new uv's.

look online for baking methods pertaining to what channels you need.

Posted about 1 month ago
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Thank you after a while searching I found what I need to do - but it is an external program in this tut ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkWsRpJv_r4 ) - if someone knows how to do it inside 3DS MAX please tell me or post link to a tutorial.
Thanks a lot :)

Posted 30 days ago
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https://youtu.be/Xi467BO_-JY

Posted 25 days ago
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Thank you! :) It worked

Posted 25 days ago
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Great, glad to hear :)

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