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Miriam P.

Export/Import OBJ with Shaders

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Hi everyone, 



is it possible to export transparency and reflectivity to an .obj file?


Thanks to all and good evening


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Transparency, yes, reflectivity, not really. The model was exported from TouchCAD to VW 2020. The transparency works but the shine is lost, and must be adjusted in the Renderworks material editor to look even near as good as it does in TouchCAD. The geometry generally works well, and so does textures, but VW has a nasty habit of rebuilding the model in a weird and random way, and for no apparent reason. This makes it more or less impossible to edit the model after importing it, at least in an efficient way. 




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@Claes Lundstrom thank you Claes. So, to export the object created in VW to .OBJ, with at least the transparences and textures, how do you set the "shaders" window?  thank you!

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If you export as a .c4d file you will get a "tex" folder which will contain all of the materials in your model.  If you then export the .obj you will get a mtl file which essentially maps the materials to the model.  You can then use the materials in the materials folder to map to your .obj.  


Shaders however, are probably not going to come through.  Shaders are often proprietary to the original software and therefore do not translate like materials made of texture files.  

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