Texture Exporter and Photoshop CC 2015

As you may or may not be aware, Adobe’s latest version of Photoshop CC 2015 was recently released. There have been many changes to this version of Photoshop that unfortunately affect Texture Exporter.

If you have installed Photoshop CC 2015 using Creative Cloud, there’s a chance that it automatically removed CC 2014 and CC versions from your computer (there’s an ‘Advanced Options’ section where you can keep previous versions installed). The Texture Exporter Panel will still exist as before, but there is a major issue where Photoshop CC 2015 will crash when you click on the Setup, Export Options, Export, or Quick Export buttons.

You can still use Texture Exporter with Photoshop CC 2015, but you will need to use the Photoshop CS5+ version. Everything functions the same – except for the fact that the main panel is not floating (it will close once you click on a button). If  you use the CS5+ version, I recommend creating a hotkey so you can quickly open the main panel or create hot-keys for  launching the scripts individually. For more information on setting up the CS5+ version and hotkeys, please see the _readme.txt file that is included in the ZIP file.

Photoshop CC 2015 also introduces a new way of handling UI through scripting. Unfortunately, this also means that the UI does not appear as intended. Some of the issues I’ve seen include:
– main panel buttons do not display the ‘mouse over’ state
– other buttons do not have text (you can still see tool-tips to see what the button do at least)
– check box buttons look bad
– fonts are not formatted correctly
– Diffuse, Specular, Normal and Translucency groups in Global Defaults are cut-off in their sections (they’re still functional though)

I will update this post with any news on the situation. I also hope to provide you with a proper CC 2015 compatibility update in the near future.

Please note that I am currently working with Adobe to address these issues as quickly as possible. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and greatly appreciate your patience.

Thank you!

Texture Exporter Reviewed!

3dtotal just reviewed Texture Exporter, giving it a 4.5 out of 5 stars! For those of you who may not know, Texture Exporter is a Photoshop plug-in that provides an easy to use, customizable, and extremely fast way for you to manage and export your texture maps. If you’re looking for a great explanation on some of the features and how Texture Exporter can help you out with your texturing or game development, please check it out here.

I’d like to thank Danny, who’s working on a very cool looking 1st person exploration game called Eastshade, and 3dtotal for taking the time to put the review together. It’s always nice to get feedback on products you work hard on and I hope this will encourage some other artists and game developers to consider trying Texture Exporter out for themselves or even purchasing it.

I’m always open and receptive to all feedback, so if you’ve tried Texture Exporter out, please leave a comment below. I’d also love to see more reviews or thoughts on Texture Exporter in the future, so if you’re interested in reviewing it for your own website, twitch, youtube channel, or elsewhere, feel free to contact me.