I'm trying to get a model taken from 3D scan using the Autodesk 123D Catch app into Aurasma. According to their FAQ, this needs to be exported via OpenCOLLADA and that's why I've installed Blender for the first time. I've downloaded my model as an .stl and also a .obj and have managed to open it up in Blender and that's as far as I've got.
According to the Aurasma instructions I need to, "Upload the following files to Aurasma Studio as a .TAR file (Windows use 7zip and on Mac use GUItar). • DAE file created in 3D using Collada exporter • PNG’s for textures • PNG thumbnail named ‘thumbnail’ with .PNG extension
I have managed to export the model as a DAE file but it ends up being over 100mb because of the complexity of the mesh (I'm guessing). I've tried using Decimate to reduce the model complexity but this seems to cause issues with the textures no longer matching the model's topography.
I have no idea what I'm doing here or how to go about getting the texture PNGs etc, so if someone could talk me through step by step I'd be really grateful. Bear in mind I've never used Blender or anything comparable!