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Old 09 September 2013   #1
Export mesh issues

I need to get some terrain exported out of Vue and I'm having some issues with it. We can't render out of Vue because of the times we were getting, so I tried the export object option and it worked fine for the other procedural terrain I slapped together, but not for the specific piece that I modified to fit my needs. When I export it the mesh doesn't match what I'm looking at in Vue. It almost looks like it's ignoring the sculpting I did on the object and is just exporting what was originally generated procedurally. I exported the mesh to be used in Lightwave but I'm trying an obj version right now so I'll see what the ends up looking like, but I wanted to check and see if there was some process necessary to effectively bake out the sculpting I did in Vue so that it exports properly.

Another minor issue that I've had with it is that the texture maps it generates don't align with how I've set them up in Vue either. I have very little experience in Vue so it's a pretty basic setup over all. Just a procedural piece of terrain with a snowy mountain mixed material applied.

Any guidance on using this program would be appreciated
 
Old 10 October 2013   #2
What version are you using?

I'm using 11 Complete and have exported unmodified terrains without a problem for LightWave. It may be you need Infinite / Xstream to export modified terrains. They have weird limitations sometimes.
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Old 10 October 2013   #3
Sorry, should have been more specific. I was using 11 Xstream, I think, coming into Lightwave 11.5.

It exported the unmodified procedural terrains fine, except for the textures, which didn't come out properly.
 
Old 10 October 2013   #4
Yeah, sorry, but that's out of my league. I don't have Xstream to test.

Can you export the textures separately?
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