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Is there a way to save the texture of a mesh that was painted with the texture painter externally? I'm trying to create a mountain for use in a game and, admittedly, my texturing skills are garbage unless I can just paint on the model (I'm more of a programmer). I have a mountain with acceptable textures in Blender, but I need to save the painted texture externally for use in Unity. Google hasn't turned up anything useful.

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  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean by 'texture painter externally'? I can open up gimp with a texture created (and saved) within Blender. When externally edited you need to reload it from menu or Alt-R $\endgroup$ – stacker Jan 27 '15 at 19:25
  • $\begingroup$ When you paint a mesh with Blender's texture painter, how do you save that painted texture to a file or is it even possible to do so? $\endgroup$ – Carnivoris Jan 27 '15 at 19:44
  • $\begingroup$ Select it in the UV-Editor save it while you're in Blender, edit externally and reload in Blender. $\endgroup$ – stacker Jan 27 '15 at 20:12
  • $\begingroup$ So you can't save the texture as defined on the mesh in Blender, huh? That sucks. Every time I try to edit a texture in an image editor, it never turns out looking like I want. $\endgroup$ – Carnivoris Jan 27 '15 at 22:37
  • $\begingroup$ If you unwrap an object, the texture should always be applied to the object in the same way. $\endgroup$ – Scalia Jan 28 '15 at 16:08
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Open the texture in the UV image editor. If you have multiple textures beside the one you want to save, click the little PNG icon and select the proper image.

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To save the image, click Image*> Save As Image. You can also hit F3 while viewing the image.

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You will be asked to give a file location.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nothing shows in the UV image editor's preview window. It's just a black image. If I try to save that image, it just saves a black image. $\endgroup$ – Carnivoris Jan 27 '15 at 22:26
  • $\begingroup$ Edited the answer accordingly. $\endgroup$ – Scalia Jan 28 '15 at 16:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Carnivoris Did it work? $\endgroup$ – Scalia Jan 28 '15 at 16:50

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