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Ola big boys

Postby TheCapwagner » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:17 pm

:lol:
I must ask do not know anything about textures and how to make them, I'm new I do wonder how textures of metal and glass to raves, as do in 3D? :?: :idea:
Please prorgrama that is free to download to work with textures? thanks
How do I change the cabin VS? (I would do the same vs. the cockpits for the ship)

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Re: Ola big boys

Postby Gungnir » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:53 pm

To make a texture, first you take the UV unwrap of the model that you want to texture, and use it as a guide.

Different materials are made with different colors and patterns in the various textures; metal is generally dark in diffuse/color and light in specular, for instance. Transparency (e.g. glass) is handled with shaders, IIRC, ask Klauss or Chuck. You can pick up a lot of info about making different materials from the Cinemut threads here and on Wing Commander Junction.

GIMP is a good program, as is Photoshop if you don't mind paying for it. I personally use Blender and make any needed adjustments in Photoshop. If you want to edit VS's textures, you'll need a plug-in or utility for compressing and uncompressing DDS files.

Alternatively, you can assign materials to different areas of the ship, then have Blender bake them to a texture, and add details to that.


I'm not sure about cockpits, but you can learn a lot from looking at the cockpit files themselves.
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Re: Ola big boys

Postby TheCapwagner » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:59 pm

thanks :) this UV unwrap is expansive price :roll: any know freeware? :wink:
The blender no good running in my windows xp home: he exit or break posting.php?mode=reply&f=4&t=16449# :D :oops: i
I need something freeware like working with images, textures, but I do not understand very simple :oops: :oops: :oops: :)
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Re: Ola big boys

Postby TheCapwagner » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:01 pm

thanks :) this UV unwrap is expansive price :roll: any know freeware? :wink:
The blender no good running in my windows xp home: he exit or break :D :oops: i
I need something freeware like working with images and textures :) but I do not understand very simple :oops: :oops: :oops: :)
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Re: Ola big boys

Postby loki1950 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:30 pm

Blender works well under Xbuntu and get the GIMP as a Photo Shop replacement.

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Re: Ola big boys

Postby Gungnir » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:27 pm

TheCapwagner wrote:thanks :) this UV unwrap is expansive price :roll: any know freeware? :wink:
The blender no good running in my windows xp home: he exit or break :D :oops: i
I need something freeware like working with images and textures :) but I do not understand very simple :oops: :oops: :oops: :)


I didn't know that there was payware UV unwrap software. :lol: I'm not familiar with any unwrappers besides Blender's, so I can't help you there.

By the way, what version of Blender did you try? If the latest builds are still crashing you should try submitting a but report to the Blender devs.

GIMP is probably the best freeware for textures, and it's not too complex (around the same as Photoshop). You could also try Inkscape or MyPaint, but they might be awkward.
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