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Import settings dropdown for DS files

A topic by hoops doggit created 72 days ago Views: 46 Replies: 2
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Hey Fernando

I'm planning to build for android and I'm thinking that now's a good time to think about optimising but the doodle studio images themselves don't have import settings so I can't for instance use packing tags to pack textures down without converting to sprites. At the moment I think if I want to do that I'd have to convert every object to a sprite sheet, set the settings and then replace every object in my scene (which would take a long time but not impossible).

Is there any chance you could add a dropdown menu under the edit, add to scene, convert to which would allow you to set these kind of settings? 

Or is there a way to pack doodle studio sprites already?

There's no way to set import settings on doodle studio animations, couldn't find a way to extend the compression features from unity into the files. Yeah this is a known limitation and might make it so longer/larger animations require too much memory for mobile targets.

You can convert doodle animations into sprite sheets by Right Click on file > Doodle Studio 95 > Convert To Sprite Sheet (works for multiple files)
The resulting sprite sheet is a regular texture file that'll have full use of unity's compression and texture settings.

Right now there's no automated way of having a Doodle Animator use a sprite sheet instead of a doodle animation file, hopefully I can make that work.

You could have a simple script that replaces the sprites in the renderer from the ones in the sprite sheet, see https://pastebin.com/pRtPQVL3

But yeah, there're also ways to automate any replacing so hit me up before you do any boring work.

Thanks very much for writing that script Fernando. I'll give it a go and let you know how I get on.

Also after reading your script I remembered that all of my objects are prefabs so manual work shouldn't be too eggregious. I'm guessing if everything needs to be converted to sprite sheets then it should only have to be done once.

Thanks again for your help!