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
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.
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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