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Beginner question - viewing textured models

Hi. I'm using K-3D (Version 0.8.0.1) to view 3D models created by others.
I've managed to import .DAE files just fine, but haven't figured out how to import .OBJ files.
I'm also not sure how to add textures to the models. The texture files are all .PNG, and there is also a .MTL file included.
I'm very new to all of this, and feel quite overwhelmed by how complex it all is! Any help would be very appreciated! Thank you. =)

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Beginner question - viewing textured models

Hi Lee,
Reading .obj files is easy once you know where to look. We only support .obj through a so-called MeshReader. You can do this by going to Create->MeshReader->OBJMeshReader. Then on the Node Properties panel to the left, click on the 3 dots next to File to choose the .obj file you want to read.
The texturing in K-3D is in a very immature state and seems to be broken in fact. We don't support textured preview in the OpenGL window, you would need to render using i.e. aqsis to see any textures. Even being able to do this would require a working RenderMan shader to do the work, and we currently don't have that, sorry.
Regards,
Bart

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