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!