I have designed 3d text on a building made through SU and then managed through MCX to create MDL. This text in MCX has a texture color (so MCX detects it). Is there a way to create a night version (basically text filled in white color) through MCX or with other tools?
Take the daylight texture you created in SU... and edit it in a photo editor, such as GIMP or Photoshop, so that it will appear as it was lighted. After you have finished edit it.. save as a light map texture. Then place it in the proper light map slot in MCX.
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What you write appears to me the standard way.
To make my issue more clear I created just a 3D text in red.
I here attach.
If you open it with MCX you'll find its color (red).
My question is: how do you create a night texture of it?
Text, done as you have here, would not be fps friendly. Could slow down a computer to a crawl... Your best option in doing what you want, is to go into your Photo Editor and do the text there and place it on the structure (whatever you plan on doing with it). Even from your Photo Editor (again, GIMP or Photoshop) you can make it 2D or 3D as well. From that point you can edited it for daytime and night time textures. This way would be much easier than going through SketchUp, I think and save fps as well.
Doug is correct, this type of object is very hard on frame rates. But if you still want to use it you can convert the colored polygons into textured polygons using MCX by going to Special Tools/Burn Material Colors into Textures. Once you have the day texture, then you can copy/paste that and turn it into a night texture. Then add that to the Emissive Texture slot in the MCX Material Editor.
I solved through MCX.
I used my approach (kept 3D SU text which is far better than any of GIMP or Photoshop ones) and played with:
ALLOW BLOOM true + ALLOW EMISSIVE BLOOM true + AMBIENT LIGHT SCALE = 1 + BLOOM MATERIAL BY COPYING true + BLOOM MATERIAL MODULATING BY COPYING true
It works perfectly.
No impact with graphical processing (maybe because the text is not huge).