Textures not showing in renderer

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by 3dPrintingNoob, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. 3dPrintingNoob
    3dPrintingNoob New Member
    I've made four head models using the same process. The heads have a texture for the eyes and the skin for a total of three textures. The first two models I did worked fine. The textures show in the Shapeways renderer correctly.

    The second two, however, don't show the textures. They only show the hair color which is simply a material.

    I've attached screenshots of all the models.

    Any idea what's going on? I've looked at the x3d files using notepad. I don't see any obvious difference to how they reference the textures. Also, the textures show fine in Blender before export.

    Any help getting the textures to show will be greatly appreciated.

  2. 3dPrintingNoob
    3dPrintingNoob New Member
    So, I think I may have narrowed this down. I experimented with the file names a bit.

    I started from scratch on head 3. I gave it the same file name as head 2. Textures appeared in the shapeways renderer. I started from scratch many more times playing around with various other names and the textures appeared. I started from scratch one last time and used the initial file name that the textures didn't work with. Sure enough, the textures didn't work again.

    So, I know this has something to do with the file names. What I'm not sure of is what the constraints are with the file names that are causing me problems. I'll keep trying to figure it out.

    Does anyone happen to know offhand of any restrictions to filenames that cause problems with textures?
  3. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
  4. bartv
    bartv New Member
    Can you share which texture names work and which don't? Do the non-working ones contain 'strange' characters like spaces?