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Microsoft KB Archive/174147

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INFO: Avoid Oversized Texture Slices with the SEGA Exporter

PSS ID Number: Q174147 Article last modified on 09-23-1997

IRIX:3.7; WINNT:3.7

IRIX winnt


The information in this article applies to:

  • Softimage 3D for IRIX, version 3.7
  • == Softimage 3D for Windows NT, version 3.7 ==


In the SEGA exporter interface there is an option called Texture Slice Density Control that has two options: Polygon Surface Pixels per SI Unit and Texture Resolution Density Factor. Using the latter, even with a very small value, may produce below average results, as well as a disproportionately large .txr file.

The Polygon Surface Pixels per SI unit option usually produces better results and depending on the scene’s dimension, you can make slight adjustments to ensure it produces a reasonable texel size. To guarantee that the size of the texture slices does not exceed the values you enter, you can limit the size of each texture slice.


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Additional query words: si si3d

Keywords : si3dtools Version : IRIX:3.7; WINNT:3.7 Platform : IRIX winnt Issue type : kbinfo ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1997.