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Visitant

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Me and Adobe recently parted ways, so I have stopped modding for a while so I can get up to speed with open source software.

 

Having hopped on The Gimp train, I noticed there is practically no good info out there that details how to use its DDS plugin. I've written a guide to address this problem while using The Gimp on the Windows platform (Windows 7 Ulitmate 64-bit).

 

The guide addresses:

  • Where to install the plugin (path is on page 2)
  • Explanation of the various BC / DXT formats
  • RGB modes
  • Creation of cube maps
  • Creation of volume maps

I added info on other topics as well.

 

You can read, print, or download it from here, or you can download it directly from this post.

 

Its a WIP, and if anyone with more experience sees an error, please let me know and I'll correct it.

 

~V~

 

--Edit--
Uploaded version 0.2. This new version contains a few corrections and adds explanations to each of the RGB types (bit depth, with or without alphas, etc).

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Edited by Visitant, 14 February 2018 - 05:40 AM.


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NexBeth

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Thank you.



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Thank you!!



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Schweet.  The forum part of this site badly needs a Kudos button for stuff like this!



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Thank you !!



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I have install the GIMP and dds plug-in,but I can't open or save as a .dds.Can you tell me why?I use GIMP2.10.6 and win7. :mellow:

Warning message is “unsupport DXG1 format(98)”.


Edited by ne101462, 10 September 2018 - 10:40 AM.


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GIMP now includes a dds plugin, but does not yet support all the newer Intel Texture Works DDS formats and they need developers to advance the old plugins we used to use ..

 

.. In the mean time have a look at this https://forums.nexus...bc7-linear-etc/



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Thx!

Was looking for this but Goog and Gimp Plugins had no idea it was there







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