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Can't Apply Decal to .OBJ model after import

Participant ,
Oct 22, 2017 Oct 22, 2017

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Created a simple box in Newtek Lightwave 3D with separate surfaces for each panel. Exported as an .OBJ model. Successfully imported the model. Went to surface with a custom graphic (.JPEG) and got an error:

"Something went wrong during graphic placement. The decal will be removed."

The same graphic imports just fine on one of the supplied models within Dimension. Anyone else get this?

James

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Adobe Employee , Oct 23, 2017 Oct 23, 2017
This error usually means there's a problem with the model, not the graphic.  Dimension requires that models have UVs which allow us to project images onto the model, and that the UVs are in the 0-1 positive space.  At this time its out of the scope of our teaching materials for how to fix these errors in 3rd party software, but we are actively working on fixing the issues in Dimension for a future update.For anyone experiencing this issue on an asset purchased from Adobe Stock, you can reach out...

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New Here ,
Feb 20, 2018 Feb 20, 2018

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Here comes the fix:

1. Simply put the .obj file into Photoshop

2. Click in the navigation on 3D -> Reparameterize UVs -> OK

3. Click in the navigation on 3D -> Export 3D Layer -> Fileformat Wavefront/OBJ

After this workaround you should be able to put decals on your 3D model.

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Participant ,
Mar 01, 2018 Mar 01, 2018

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Brilliant! that worked!

I also was able to bring in a .obj file into photoshop and generate new UV's for an .obj that didn't have texture maps!

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 01, 2018 Mar 01, 2018

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\o/ . We'll have this directly in Dimension with our next release as well.

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New Here ,
Jun 04, 2020 Jun 04, 2020

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Hello,

I just subcribed Dimension and the very first issue that I found in what generally is a great app, is exactly this issue with obj and fbx files.

I model everything in an Autodesk CAD software that does not offer any UV control settings when exporting both in obj and fbx, so I should be able to adjust/correct this in Dimension.

Back in March 2018 you mentioned at the time that this would be included in the next version of Dimension.

Since we are in June 2020, I assume that this is already part of Dimension, but I couldn't find it anywhere.

Can you please help and tell me where that UV control is in Dimension?

 

Thank you in advance for your help.

 

Carlos

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LEGEND ,
Jun 07, 2020 Jun 07, 2020

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its already been added mate

Uv map.png

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New Here ,
Aug 12, 2018 Aug 12, 2018

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This was sososooooooo helpful! I was importing my own .obj and couldn't use most materials thank you.

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New Here ,
Mar 27, 2019 Mar 27, 2019

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It seems that the Reparameterize UVs sub-menu has been changed to Generate UVs;
However the above suggested solution does not resolve all cases;

I still have the issue on NO decal showing when applied on OBJ !
Wondering if Adobe Dimensions Support team can share a direct email address so we can send the OBJ files for testing.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 16, 2019 Apr 16, 2019

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nabik56041249 Ditto!

JeanetteMathews​, i've made a custom 3D bottle in Photoshop, before exporting 3D layer as .OBJ, I clicked 3D > Generate UV, but when I import .obj to Dimension it won't allow me to place graphic. If I drag the graphic from CC Library I get the error "There was a problem reading the file", and if I click "Place Graphic on Model" icon under Actions, I get no response.

Link to .obj below if someone is able to test it out. Thank you!!

Dropbox - NBW-bottle-2.obj

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LEGEND ,
Apr 18, 2019 Apr 18, 2019

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i confirm the issue is your model... looks inside out to me mate

Screenshot (333).png

p.s, can i suggest you try starting with the default bottle that Photoshop comes with... this gives you correct dimensions

Screenshot (2468).png

also be aware that Dimension uses a different type of rendor and you need to take that into account on transparent materials like glass i.e, best results will be to change default Photoshop glass into Dimensions new glass if you bring models with fine details across

compare the pair;

wine-bottle.gif

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Community Beginner ,
May 03, 2019 May 03, 2019

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Apologies for the late reply but this was super helpful! thank you for your brain time

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Oct 15, 2019 Oct 15, 2019

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I can't thank you enough. Ive had the issue for ages now and couldnt find the solution online. I kept doing everything right but to no avail. I couldnt understand it.

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Sep 23, 2020 Sep 23, 2020

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I found the problem occurred when exporting as .obj - creating/exprting the model as an .stl seems to solve the problem...

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