I’ve been testing for some more time now, and there’s a new list of suggestions. I know it’s in early stages, but I really like this addon as I tried to do the same a year ago xD.
About the instances, I noticed one sbsrender per texture, so I think that may one of the reasons of so many instances BUT, I noticed when I have the “live reload” ON and I Click in “Render Texture” a new set of these will be spawned. So we found the first problem.
About the mapping node,it’s not that hard to add it to the node tree and control them, I did something similar some time ago,and it’s pretty easy.
OFC there’s differente workflows, but Wes from Allegorithmic made recently a workflow with SD->Blender and there’s some ideas behind the node setup
About the suggestions I thought :
When selecting the “Engine” It’s not clear enough, I do understand that they are the options to call the SAT, but in most cases people will be rendering with CPU instead of GPU, and it takes A LOT of more time. If there was sometihg like sse2(CPU) , d3d11(GPU) would be more informative
Some configuration exporting images. I mean it’s really cool to not worry about the images itself, but I found the textures saved through an hidden folder with uuid to separate them, but in no time that structure will grow and use a HUGE amount of HD. Maybe give them an option to manage that, or the option to append the project or even save in a texture folder in the same directory of .blend file.
Ambient Oclusion - When generating the AO images,it should be mixed with the base color node. So the AO could be handled
*Other outputs like Subsurface and AO could be handled, I Saw your wrapper works pretty good, and the time it exports the output, when building the node tree it could recognize which output were generated and build the node tree automaticaly. I Mean, every tweak in node tree could be done by anyone after importing, but these custom outputs weren’t imported to Blender.
- I believe if there’s anyway to see which textures would be exported from sbsar file, give the option to choose would be NICE
I hope you don’t find this a bad thing, I liked the addon so much, I’m just giving some tips to make it better. But it’s up to you, It’s really nice Already
PS: I just realized you are new here in BA, Welcome!!! If you need some help with addon or test, don’t hesitate in ask me!