How to import files from sketchup?
I have a 3D model for a house made in sketchup make (the free version) and I'm trying to import it into Unreal so that I can do something like what was shown on the realistic rendering demo.
I export a dae file from sketchup and then convert it to fbx using the FBX Converter from Autodesk. After that I import the fbx file into Unreal but I the textures I apply do not render well.
This is the sketchup model
Here's how it looks once imported into Unreal
I've tried several export options for the dae file (like almost all the combinations) but no one works as expected once imported into Unreal.
Please help me out. Thanks in advance
asked Apr 30 '14 at 03:49 AM in Using UE4
Andrew, after importing the PetcoPark you showed earlier, did you build lighting? How did it go? I'm having problems with this step, since sketchup doesn't work with unwrapped UVs and exports only one set of them. After I build lighting, the textures and shadows get all messed up, exactly like described here: https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/64890/overlapping-uvs-sketchup-and-materials.html Any ideas on how to solve this problem? Thanks a lot!
answered Sep 12 '14 at 02:52 AM
I'd suggest cutting out the middle man and exporting directly to FBX from sketch up, that way we can eliminate any problems with the collada export from sketch up, or in your converter.
I've done a bit of testing with sketch up and exporting FBX all works as expected for me - you have the option of combining all your sketchup components into a single mesh in UE4's import step.
Also, FBX does have the capacity to store material and texture information, and this should work correctly for you. I have found you might need to add an extra set of UVs to the meshes in UE4 to get them to work with lightmapping though.
If you have any further problems, send us a copy of your skp file and I can have a look.
answered May 08 '14 at 08:10 AM
Please take a look at Anthony's version of this question and see if any of Andrew Rodham's answers help you figure out the issue you are having. https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/38291/file-support-skp.html
I hope it helps and post back here if you find the solution.
answered May 07 '14 at 08:54 PM
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