[Tutorial] How to skin your own vehicle.

Discussion in 'Content Creation' started by ZeDDiE, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Elvisnake

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    Ok, you are not far of the goal.

    1: open with photoshop in 8 bit conversion without flip.
    2: modificate your dds in rgb only (download and open skin of other member to look how they do it)
    3: save in dds as DXT3
    4:replace the files.
    5: Run the game.

    If you can't see your modification, you must modificate the alpha channel. As I said, open another skin member to see how it works.

    I hope it will work for you;)
     
    #21 Elvisnake, Sep 19, 2013
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  2. Chispifumy

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    Hi all, I'm new to Beam NG and am trying to make a skin, as many have done before for rFactor but here I find a problem, change the colors to save as dds and not because, say the skin does not have channel alpha and I saved as DXT5 8 bits. Could anyone give me some indication that I'm doing wrong please?
     

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  3. Elvisnake

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    Try to save as DXT3
     
  4. jotaonze

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    You can also use Paint.Net and it's quite easy.
     
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  5. chevy65

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    My skin shows up fine but it's highly dis-colored ALL RED. How do I fix it?
     
  6. Petrovsky

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    Get the game in windowed mode with alt+enter and press F11 to enter the world editor. You have to change the car color to white, this video should explain the rest.
     
    #26 Petrovsky, Jan 11, 2014
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  7. Zero

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    Great tutorial, but I got a few questions.


    How can I fix this? One of the sides looks good, but the other one is like.. Reversed:/.

    screenshot_00026.png screenshot_00027.png

    And, how can I make so I can make so, I can choose the skin using the ''Vehicle selecter'', (If that's possible.)
    Thanks.
     
  8. SixSixSevenSeven

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    That will always happen.The same texture is used on both sides (and no you cannot change that) yet on one side for obvious reasons has to be mirrored. Result, the above.
    The police grand marshal uses separate decals placed onto the body, I think in the next update the van is getting decals too. The decals are their own images which can be placed directly at a specific location, avoids the mirroring issue.

    To make it so the vehicle is choosable in the vehicle selector you need to make a whole new copy of the van in the vehicle folder, not worth it for 1 skin.
     
  9. DESTROYER3001

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    Can you skin the windows???
     
  10. BaronRedStorm

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    Don't bump Threads this one hasn't had a comment For months
     
  11. Alaskan_With_Salmon

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    @ZeDDiE Thank you so much for this. I found this immediately. Can you please put this in the wiki under content creation. That'd be great.
     
  12. NaxNir

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  13. charlieboy31

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    Ahh, could I have some help please? whenever I open the Van_C.DDS and select everything you say, it comes up like this
    Any help appreciated D:
     

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  14. Rotfell

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  15. SandwichesANDmilk

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    hey i REALLY want to do this but when i try to put the dds plugin into the plug-ins file it shows an error
    plus i dont know how to open gimp
    SOS



    oh nvm i got the plugin in the folder but how do i open gimp?
    ok found out how to open it so nvm
     
    #35 SandwichesANDmilk, Jul 10, 2016
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  16. hey_big

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    how do i open .dds files
     
  17. Rotfell

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    download Paint.net

    and don't push old threads please
     
  18. shadowtank01

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    what do i set the format and compression to when saving the export as dds?
     
  19. Florian Hofer

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    Dude dont bump old (last reply further back that 1-2 months) threads !!! IT HAS BEEN 8 MONTHS !!!!
     
  20. shadowtank01

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    ok sorry i did not know that their was 2 pages sorry:(
     
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