advanced rendering for AutoCAD
Clearly a bug. Appears to be working here-- I'll pass it on to Renderplus.
I get the error in the R20 64 bit version, AutoCAD 2015.
I'll see if I can figure out what the cause is.
Still works in the R19, AutoCAD 2013, version.
I posted a new version with a fix for the error being thrown by the Legacy Material Converter in AutoCAD 2015, version 0348-OA08.
If you are still having trouble with bump maps being skipped, I will need to get a sample .mlib file from you and some steps on what to look for.
It's working fine now. Thanks!
AR4 had a method of selecting images (multiple), right click and "convert to material", all from explorer, stand alone from AutoCad. Any chance of bringing that back? Maybe a set of nXt tools (materials, convert to HDRI...)
When it converts the old material mlib it deletes the original files used (jpg/png...)
Its taken several directories of my textures before I found this.
I don't suppose you have a converter to pull embedded files out? :-/
The coverter should not delete anything. All original material libs and maps are only read, never written or deleted. The maps should still be in their original locations. This is a major bug if it's actually happening.
The converted materials probably do have embedded maps, though. There's no official, supported, way to extract these.
I didn't "test" this too much, but the one I "saw" happen was a series of 5 milbs and its material maps in a single folder. I only caught this because I had the folder with the materials and mlib open and watched the file count drop from 152 files to 119 after running 2 mlibs.
Another folder had a set of converted files, but all the .ARmaterials where blank white. This is a set I ran twice. Second time, the maps were gone.
I hate to say it, but it did work fine on a couple other libraries.
It may be writing some temporary files-- I can check the code-- but deleting input stuff doesn't make any sense and it's very unlikely that it's something I did. Usually those files are opened in a way that doesn't permit deleting. Nothing's impossible, though.
The converter has never been perfect. For example, tga's are not used and must be converted to a different format. I can try out any libs that you're having trouble with. I will need the map files as well.
I also searched for missing files. They weren't moved. Search found nothing but my backup zip.
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