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[BUG] Re-import static mesh issues

So I've created a scene in 3ds Max of a tree model with 2 LODs, Vertex Paint and two Collision Objects. When importing the mesh the first time, I checked all of the boxes in advanced import options; textures, materials, lods etc. The problem is I realized I accidentally made a mistake with the collision objects intersecting so I adjusted them and selected re-import on the static mesh. Sadly this re-imported everything and made a duplicate of all of my textures and materials and re-assigned these new materials to the mesh instead of my tweaked ones.

Is there no way to enable some sort of intelligent re-importing where it only re-imports the parts of the scene that have changed. Or even the option to ONLY re-import certain parts of the scene like the LODs or Collision?


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asked Jul 15 '14 at 09:03 PM in Bug Reports

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avatar image PacoChan Jul 15 '14 at 10:43 PM


I had a similar issue with some settings related with UCX collision meshes and lightmap uv channels. It seems the settings you have when you first import a model will remain after you reimport. So now, I'm used the change check the model settings before reimporting again. In your case would be unchecking whatever option enables material importing in the model editor, and after that, reimport.

It would be cool if that could be more automatic though.

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