Reduce kbs With Shared Textures!

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Reduce kbs With Shared Textures!

Post by Zara » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:29 am

Uploading the same texture to 2 or more slots ... there is a better way!

Let's say you derived a room and added a wood texture to the kick boards and decide it would also look nice on the window frames. Simply look in the XRF drop down and take a note of the name of the .chkn or .xrf for the kickboards. Then click on the window frame's slot and use the XRF drop down to swap the chkn/xrf for the one you just made a note of. Voilà! You now have one less texture to create/upload and saved kbs as well! In theory, if you wanted a completely black room you could change every texture slot to the same chkn/xrf and adding one black texture would change the entire room to black!

If you are unsure how to enable the XRF window there is a guide at the beginning of this post: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=145

The XRF window is a powerful tool for fixing and modifying products, experiment and have fun!
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Re: Reduce kbs With Shared Textures!

Post by EsReverniDrawrof » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:45 am

Wow ok! So, is this mainly for rooms?

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Re: Reduce kbs With Shared Textures!

Post by Zara » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:09 am

EsReverniDrawrof wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:45 am
Wow ok! So, is this mainly for rooms?
Usually, but good question!

You can use it for anything. Examples:

A furniture item where you want one or more parts made of the same metal.
A top that uses separate textures for the front, back and sleeves could conceivably use the same texture everywhere. (Rarely practical but possible).
An accessory where the same leather pattern is desired in more than one place.
A hairstyle that is usefully split into different textures could be put back to the more basic way of doing things.
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Re: Reduce kbs With Shared Textures!

Post by EsReverniDrawrof » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:13 pm

Thanks so much!

I'm adding this to be above the character threshold haha

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