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Editor freezes on .dds import

Whenever I try importing my skybox, a .dds file, it gets stuck at 50% and I have to close it from task manager. I have used the correct settings to export. Here is the file

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asked Jun 04 '15 at 04:09 PM in Using UE4

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Hi Robertan111,

While it may appear that the engine is non-responsive or frozen the import is still being processed.

We had a ticket in to reference the long import time that can take for a dds file with UE-11384.

In 4.7 and previous version importing a dds 2048 could take 20+ minutes. With 4.8 this was improved and importing the same 2048 dds file only took ~8 minutes.

While this is still a little while to wait, it's a huge improvement from the previous time. Try waiting it out and let the dds file import once you try 4.8 which the final version should be released very soon.

Thank you!

Tim

EDIT:

I just tested your file in our latest internal build (what will eventually be 4.9) and this imported in in less than 4 minutes. 4.8 would probably be similar for the import time.

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answered Jun 04 '15 at 06:24 PM

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It seems like these load times haven't gotten any better even though we're well ahead into the future. Is there anyway to document this as a performance increase request?

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