I want to import a '3ds' model into Blender. I have the '3ds' file and several 'jpg' files:
Note: the website states that the models are already uv-unwrapped and come with the textures.
So, I get a '3ds' file with these textures. When I try to import the '3ds' file into Blender, I only get the model without the textures applied.
So my questions are:
Is it even possible that the textures are applied and "saved" in an '3ds' file?
Is it common that textures are applied in an '3ds' file?
Can Blender open the model with the textures applied?
So, because I thought that maybe this isn´t possible at all, I tried to add the textures to the model myself, with limited success.
I habe been able to add one jpg as Texture for the material of the model.(using Blender Render).
But I was neither able to assign more materials to the model nor assign more textures to one material. (My thought was that I should try to assign all 4 jpgs to the model)
When using Cycles render I was able to create multiple texture nodes, but was not able to use all of the on the model.(through mix shader)
So my most significant question is: Am I on the right track to import the model, or is this done in a completely different way?
My problem is that I do not know much about blender or 3dmodelling in general.
However I also think that you don´t have to know much about it, because I am intending to buy already finished textures, so I guess it shouldn´t be too hard to just convert them into a file format that is suitable for me.
Any help or instruction to get into the right direction are highly appreciated.
EDIT: Okay, I found out that getting the Model to be displayed correctly in blender has noch much to do with getting the Model correctly displayed in an own written application. (I thought that I had to do some work on the model, then export everything(model,material,textures) into one file and then load this file in my application. ) As this is the blender subsite i´ll accept Buthur´s answer, cause he told me how to get the model working in blender!
Thanks to all of you!