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What am I doing wrong? Texture and material issues.

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Merry Christmas everyone.

The weirdest thing: I built a house in Blender and made it into an OBJ.
As I want to decorate the walls, floors, etc, I made all the parts into sub-props in 3DX.
It is a very low poly object.
I can't for the life of me get the materials (.imtl or an .jpeg file) to show up on the parts of the house.
It always shows up as a single color. I tried fidling with the tiling, pressed "apply", tried "bake" but nothing works.
I also tried to add the image files in 3DX, but get the same result.
When I try the same method on a single basic block with only 6 vertices, it shows up fine (see example pic).
WHAT am I doing wrong? I'm adding sample pix. 
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Hi Evey Fawkes
I do not use Blender I use an old version of 3DS Max but the general usage is the same.
In blender did you do unwrap on your model, (or another way of saying it is put a UV Map modifier) where you cut up and place you wall etc. to fall in line with
your image or texture.


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Did you apply a UV map to your house materials in Blender?

For any object (anything, really) that you will be putting a texture map on you need UV coordinates.  If you don't have those, there is no way the map can be applied properly.

Now, you *can* apply Substance materials (which, in essence, generate their own UVs).  But other than that it's your responsibility to correctly UV map any object you bring inside of iClone (or to make sure it already has such maps -- most objects others create do).



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Thank you both for replying.
No, silly me, I forgot all about the UV unwrap in Blender.
It's been too long since I made a model in Blender.
Let me fiddle with it and retry the procedure.
I'll let you know what happened.
Thanks again for your time.
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@Evey Fawkes
As your model contains relatively simple shapes, you could also create the UVs directly into iClone from the Modify -> Material -> "UV Settings".
Using "Box" as UV Type should work in most cases.

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