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Posted by Puybaret at Sep 11, 2012, 12:07:12 PM
Textures Library Editor released

Here's the Textures Library Editor, a tool that will help Sweet Home 3D users create and manage SH3T files.

The program is available as a 900 kB JAR executable file (see the end of this post for updated links) and requires you installed Java on your machine (or reuse the Java version embedded with Sweet Home 3D installer).
The easiest way to launch it is to double-click on the file. If this method fails, choose open or launch with Java in its contextual menu, or open a Terminal window and run the command:

java -jar TexturesLibraryEditor-1.6.jar

Supported systems are Windows, Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.13, Linux and probably any system that supports Java 1.5.
If you look for an icon for it, take the following one based on a texture of mine:

Very similar to the Furniture Library Editor, this tool will let you import more than a texture image at a time either with a classic file dialog displayed by the Import textures tool, or by dropping the files in the window of the tool if your system supports this feature.
Once they are imported, you may modify each texture, or by group after selecting them. As the screen capture shows, the modification dialog displays the attributes of a texture (for those interested it's even possible to edit the ID attribute after a small modification in the program).

This tool is also a translation tool that will help translators to localize more easily SH3T files: the name and the category entered in the modification dialog depends on the language chosen in the tool bar, and when you select a new language in this drop down list, all the categories belonging to 4 default categories are automatically translated into the selected language, if the language belongs to the ones supported by Sweet Home 3D at this time.

Caution, there's no undo/redo feature. As always create backups to ensure you won't loose your work. This editor should be stable, but I release it as a beta version to fix easily bugs that may appear. Note also that during its development, I discovered a bug in Sweet Home 3D 3.6 and previous versions, that will save all the images of a SH3T library in a SH3D file as soon as you use only one of them. sad
So, upgrade to a newer version, or if you can't, choose to create small SH3T files rather than a big one if you don't want your SH3D files to grow too fast.

For interested programmers, source code is committed in the TexturesLibraryEditor SVN module separated from SweetHome3D one.
Project contains a README.TXT file with compilation directions.

I hope this tool will be useful and that you'll like it (and even more, once the bug fix in Seeet Home 3D will be released). biggrin

Updated links to Textures Library Editor JAR executable:
Textures Library Editor 1.6 was released on 01/22/2019
Textures Library Editor 1.5 was released on 10/05/2015
Textures Library Editor 1.4 was released on 06/12/2014
Textures Library Editor 1.3 was released on 10/30/2013
Textures Library Editor 1.2 was released on 06/03/2013
Textures Library Editor 1.1 was released on 03/21/2013
Textures Library Editor 1.0 was released on 10/25/2012
Emmanuel Puybaret, Sweet Home 3D developer