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PlayUp keeps exporting .dae instead .fbx

Sketchup 2016, newest Playup + plugin versions (I installed them just now for first time). UE4 4.12.0, selected ue4 + fbx in sketchup plugin settings, yet it keeps exporting to .dae format instead .fbx. Restarting sketchup doesn't help.

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      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Thanks, I tried it with a subset of the model where I renamed everything and that fixed it. It seems that spaces are okay.

      • NintariAdminNintari (Owner, PlayUp Tools) commented  · 

        I suspect it may be the naming convention.

        Column - Balcony Front 6".dae <-- Game engines want clean names without odd symbols.

        Try changing this to something like: Column_Balcony_Front_6in

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Same problem with Sketchup 2017. Here is the text of the ruby console:

        Error: #<Errno::EINVAL: Invalid argument @ rb_sysopen - C:/Users/trent/Desktop/Unreal/Paradise/Column - Balcony Front 6".dae>
        c:/users/trent/appdata/roaming/sketchup/sketchup 2017/sketchup/plugins/playup/exporter.rbe:352:in `initialize'
        c:/users/trent/appdata/roaming/sketchup/sketchup 2017/sketchup/plugins/playup/exporter.rbe:352:in `open'
        c:/users/trent/appdata/roaming/sketchup/sketchup 2017/sketchup/plugins/playup/exporter.rbe:352:in `export_current'
        c:/users/trent/appdata/roaming/sketchup/sketchup 2017/sketchup/plugins/playup/exporter.rbe:501:in `block in export_this'
        c:/users/trent/appdata/roaming/sketchup/sketchup 2017/sketchup/plugins/playup/exporter.rbe:498:in `each'
        c:/users/trent/appdata/roaming/sketchup/sketchup 2017/sketchup/plugins/playup/exporter.rbe:498:in `export_this'
        c:/users/trent/appdata/roaming/sketchup/sketchup 2017/sketchup/plugins/playup/exporter.rbe:97:in `process'
        c:/users/trent/appdata/roaming/sketchup/sketchup 2017/sketchup/plugins/playup/pipeline.rbe:416:in `init'
        c:/users/trent/appdata/roaming/sketchup/sketchup 2017/sketchup/plugins/playup/commands.rbe:114:in `export_to_engine'
        c:/users/trent/appdata/roaming/sketchup/sketchup 2017/sketchup/plugins/playup/commands.rbe:134:in `block in export_level'
        SketchUp:1:in `call'

        I don't see any batch files in the export directory. I'm not trying to export any textures.

      • NintariAdminNintari (Owner, PlayUp Tools) commented  · 

        See the troubleshooting section to be sure that you aren't running into some common issues:
        http://www.playuptools.com/guides/basics-troubleshooting.html

        If that doesn't solve your problem, in the PlayUp Preferences window under the General tab, uncheck the box for "Clean up source files on export". Open your Ruby Console in SketchUp and re-export. Does the Ruby Console show any errors?

        Look in your export directory. You should now see a temporary folder that contains a couple of batch files-- one for reprocessing the textures manually and one for reprocessing the meshes manually. Try reprocessing the meshes if they have not been converted to FBX and see what error it gives.

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