It just depends on what you want. If you want other people to be able to change the colors you can't use baked on colors to paint them. And I was requested to be able to paint the motor so I'm mapping it too. So in short, if you want others to be able to paint something you can't use baked on colors for it because they're built into the 3d model and can't be changed. After a while mapping isn't that hard it's just boring and no fun. The fun is creating the model and mapping is just work. And like they say, all work and no play. So I've been playing one of my games so I'm having fun.No problem. I'm a bit surprised that there isn't an automated routine to do that since in my mind it's sorta like rendering it. It seems like there ought to be a way to use the baked on colors to let the computer do at least a rough draft of it. Since I've never done it, I guess I still don't understand exactly what you need to do. But since I've seen several of you complain about doing it, I do understand that its gotta be a pain. And I've still got the betas to play with.
I know what you mean. I need to change the cartridges in my reverse osmosis water system & change the batteries in its tester, but I've been putting it off for a similar reason. The water still tastes great & doesn't gunk up the coffee maker or my CPAP machine's humidifier, so I've been putting it off.