[Missing texture files] Please help!!

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nick_b
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[Missing texture files] Please help!!

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Hello,

I'll admit I am a total noob with 3ds max so please feel free to mock me.

I have downloaded some of the fantastic meshes from the download section of this site but when I open the mesh in 3ds max a message pops up saying that there are several png texture files missing. The mesh then shows as incomplete with a very basic solid colour. I can't find anywhere how to find these missing files.
I've scoured google but cannot find anything.

Can anyone please help me or point me in the right direction?

Thank you all in advance

Chainsaw_NL
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Re: Please help!!

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See this post http://www.trekmeshes.ch/phpBB3/viewtop ... 2581#p2581

Look in the menu for "customize" and select "configure user paths"
Next Tab you can set the "external files" click on add to add your texture directories. Then the program will find them itself.
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Re: [Missing texture files] Please help!!

Post by Erik_Timmermans »

Welcome! Always good to see new 3D artists!

Please use more descriptive subjects for your posts. Just 'Please help!!' doesn't indicate what the thread contains.
I've edited your post to something more clear.

nick_b
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Re: [Missing texture files] Please help!!

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Sorry about my original title, and thank you for amending it for me.

Chainsaw, Thank you for your prompt reply, Im just a little stuck with finding the correct folder

I've just tried looking for the textures folder in C:\program files\autodesk\ ..... and there is nothing there???

I've googled 3ds max textures but I just get loads of random sites with random textures on???

Can you help or point me in the right direction?

Thanks again

Nick

nick_b
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Re: [Missing texture files] Please help!!

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JUst tried opening this fantastic model and I got the below error. I cannot find the textures anywhere on my PC

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/83 ... tures.jpg/

Chainsaw_NL
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Re: [Missing texture files] Please help!!

Post by Chainsaw_NL »

Can you tell me what model you downloaded? Usualy there is a separate texture file with the download.

And maybe this can be helpfull.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92301Q0kL2Q (open it in a new window)
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nick_b
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Re: [Missing texture files] Please help!!

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Thanks again chainsaw, I'll have a look at the video later.
The model i downloaded was the Jem'Hadar cruiser, it just shows as solid purple.

Thank you again for your prompt reply.

Chainsaw_NL
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Re: [Missing texture files] Please help!!

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Aha, most likely you didn't download the textures file.

Required textures: http://www.trekmeshes.ch/meshes/texture ... SERTEX.RAR
For the 3DS and MAX versions. (372.65 KB)

But strange, non of the textures in your missing maps dialog are in this model.
Does it show as a solid purple in the viewport or in the render?
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nick_b
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Re: [Missing texture files] Please help!!

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Sorry I think the message I uploaded was from a different model. I just opened one quickly so I could grab the screenshot

The hem hadar ship shows as solid purple in both render smooth and the fully rendered version.

Thank you for the above link, I'll check it out when I get back on my PC.

I really appreciate your help with this chainsaw, and thank you for taking the time to reply to me.

Thank you

Chainsaw_NL
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Re: [Missing texture files] Please help!!

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Anytime buddy, let me know if it works out.

We aim to please.
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nick_b
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Re: [Missing texture files] Please help!!

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Hello,

i finally worked out the problem.

Dont laugh, I use firefox and when i click on the textures link firefox just brings up a load of code. I opened this website in IE and the .rar link worked.
I have extracted all the files and they work perfectly.

These models are absolutely amazing!!!

Thank you for all your help Chainsaw.

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Re: [Missing texture files] Please help!!

Post by Chainsaw_NL »

:lol: Rightclick and save as also works in MFF
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