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mrt127

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Help with Textures!
« on: January 29, 2012, 01:53:56 PM »
Please help me. I made a texture on photoshop, how do I use it on universe sandbox? Do I have to save it anywhere? thanks!

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 02:21:46 PM »
The media folder in my documents (windows 7)

then type the name into the texture text box in game

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 02:28:34 PM »
I did it but when I click on the planet and then type in the textures name nothing happens.

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 02:37:59 PM »
Ok, either

You may have put the texture in the wrong folder
or You may have typed in the wrong name
If the file is called mars123.png just type in mars123
Does the texture of the planet turn to the moon?

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 02:39:36 PM »
yes it turns into a moon, sorry I know you covered a bit of this in another one of my posts.

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 02:43:46 PM »
Bla made this image thingy, did it work when you tried it? What file format are your textures in (.png .bmp)


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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 02:48:44 PM »
I spelt it correctly on the texture bar. still nothing happens. It is saved in Documents/Universe Sandbox / Media

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 02:53:15 PM »
what file format is your texture in

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2012, 02:55:56 PM »
application/vnd.abobe.photoshop

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2012, 02:59:09 PM »
i mean as in
123.png
123.bmp
123.jpg
123.gif
etc

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2012, 03:01:18 PM »
Sorry, I am not really that good with computers please can you tell me where to bring that information up.

sorry for the inconvenience.

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2012, 03:12:14 PM »
Right click the file, click properties, in the first tab "general" there should be a line saying

Type of file: PNG image (.png)

or soemthing similar

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2012, 03:13:42 PM »
thanks its .psd

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2012, 03:17:44 PM »
ok, open it back up in photoshop and save as .png then delete the .psd in the media folder and put the .png in it. That should make it work

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2012, 03:21:27 PM »
Sorry it doesn't.

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2012, 03:28:30 PM »
Hmm, can you upload the texture?

The texture should be about twice as wide as it is tall

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2012, 03:32:33 PM »
here:

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2012, 03:34:28 PM »
It seems the ones with pnd are the only ones that will open so here is a pnd one:

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2012, 03:52:25 PM »
ok try if this works

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2012, 03:54:28 PM »
No sorry it says invalid image.

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2012, 04:04:47 PM »
ok try this

i had to paste your images together because of the way textures work

wasn't sure if having the aspect ratio kinda backwards would mess up things.

« Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 04:32:13 PM by mudkipz »

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2012, 04:10:53 PM »
Again I am sorry still not working, I tried saving the file to universe sandbox media but still nothing.

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2012, 04:27:40 PM »
hmm, very strange. I'll try to do it myself and see.

Edit: it seems to work perfectly fine for me

Edit Edit

What's the exact procedure you used?

This is what i did.

1. Open to C:\Users\InsertUsernamehere\Documents\Universe Sandbox\Media
2. Drag and drop .png from location on desktop or other folder into C:\Users\InsertUsernamehere\Documents\Universe Sandbox\Media   Copy and paste should work too.
3. Open up Universe Sandbox
4. Start up any simulation
5. Select any object
6. Click on 2nd tab
7. Find textbox labeled "texture"
8. Type in "boom" (or whatever your texture is named)
9. Press Enter
10. Universe Sandbox will automatically add .png to the end of file name
11. Completed.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 04:32:25 PM by mudkipz »

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2012, 04:40:42 PM »
still nothing this is what I did:

1. opened up universe sandbox.
2.Clicked on Earth and Moon.
3. typed in to the texture box: boom
4. pressed enter.

nothing.

I have the steam version if that's any help.

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2012, 04:44:15 PM »
ok, when you select a body, there is already a texture being used, for example, if you click on the Earth, there will be a "earth.dds" file in use. Can i confirm that you delete this before typing in "boom"

also you have only 1 file named "boom" in your media file?

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2012, 04:52:57 PM »
yes I deleted the texture name that was already in the box. And yes there is only 1 file with that name.

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2012, 05:02:27 PM »
Ok I know the steam version stores it's textures in the same place the standalone does i think.
I don't know why else the texture is not working.

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2012, 06:11:38 PM »
Again I am sorry still not working, I tried saving the file to universe sandbox media but still nothing.

Uh... the .png is in the media folder? Try placing a different texture in the media folder and see if it works.

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2012, 06:45:01 PM »
Yes, he was pretty clear about that. The texture is saved in the right place

I spelt it correctly on the texture bar. still nothing happens. It is saved in Documents/Universe Sandbox / Media

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Re: Help with Textures!
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2012, 10:34:39 PM »
Just tried it with the boom texture provided above and it worked for me.

Try hitting the random button (next to the texture text box) and see where that generated file appears. Does it appear in the same folder you've placed boom.png ?

And you only have to type boom, it will add the png for you.