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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    Today, 22:14
    Willy; always greatly inspiring to see the the creative mode kicking in - go for it, Sir :encouragement: Keep us updated and share the learning experience. If you need any kind of input, please don't hesitate :-) You might consider a progress thread - I'm sure this would be helpful to others wishing to start their own texturing.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 20:09
    Whoaaaah! Beautiful work there Duckie :applause:
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  • Duckie's Avatar
    Today, 19:19
    :biggrin-new: You can tell that little birdie the fat lady's about to sing!
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  • Duckie's Avatar
    Today, 18:51
    WIP... China Lake, 1988, base commander's aircraft. ...about 50% done.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 16:49
    Oh Wow, guys! Just what I needed. Thank you so much :-))) I have three working now and still after it for more. Greatly appreciated. :wiggle:
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  • Maarten's Avatar
    Today, 10:36
    Hi Willy, Please keep us in touch on your progress. Cheers, Maarten
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  • Maarten's Avatar
    Today, 10:34
    Hi Huub, Dank je wel for the hint. I'll have a look at this. Cheers, Maarten
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 07:56
    I am trying to add some Camera definition views to the aircraft.cfg of the FSX version of the HMS Bounty. I have the SDK but wondered how does one get a GUID for those views? Thanks In advance.
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  • Duckie's Avatar
    Today, 06:28
    Thanks for the opportunity to comment! Please, no mirrored texture mapping on any parts that may differ, left from right, in their color, graphic, text, etc. I realize this request may seem sophomoric, but there have been some recent examples where mirrored mapping of some parts prevented the accuracy of the repaint. Some examples might be: Tip tanks, landing gear cover doors, flying and control surfaces, external stores that might have left/right differentiated graphics, etc. Again, thanks very much for the opportunity to comment. Looking forward to this one.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 05:56
    Do you want the 2048 paint templates to give you more work room? EDIT: Attached 2048x2048 templates for exterior
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 05:05
    That sounds great Willy. With the classic aircraft you like to fly, that bare metal work will help a lot. :jump:
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  • Ferry_vO's Avatar
    Today, 04:53
    Of course honours go to the Scotsman! The NIAI-1 Fanera-2 (Interesting: Fanera, according to Google Translate, is Lithuanian for 'Plywood'..) from Russia it is!
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 04:24
    Gents, just for clarification, I am not looking for someone to fill in for Nigel on this one. Nigel will get to this one once the Harpoons and Bounty work is done ... so it is next in line. I meant that we have a lot in the queue right now and Nigel is backed up, and finding someone with his talents that is still interested in doing FS9 or freeware is impossible. I appreciate your willingness and your patience; we will get there. :-) I did put the AI up for you guys to paint and use as you like. The exterior is high quality and 2048 templates are available.
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    Today, 04:12
    Hi Maarten, Creating the alpha needed for bare metal textures is quite complex when you can't work with layered files. Have you ever considered to use gimp? It is free and once you have learned how to manage layered files is much easier to create repaints. I fully agree that it takes quite some time before you can fully use all the possibilities which this program offers, but it is really worth the effort. You can find some useful tutorials here: Cheers, Huub
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    Today, 04:07
    Hi stockplane, At the bottom of this page you can find some nice tutorials. The most important to know is that the texture size is limited in cfs2 and that you need to convert the textures in a "extended bitmap format" before you can use them in cfs2. It has been a while since I made my last repaint for CFS2, but when my memory is correct the maximum texture size is 512x512 and the best quality for the extended bitmap format is dtx3. Cheers, Huub
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  • Maarten's Avatar
    Today, 04:02
    Hi Milton, I've never created a bare all metal template before, so I shall have a try. I can't promise anything though, since for repaints I always relied on the bare metal textures of other people (in particular Nigel can't be beaten so far), and I don't have "layer"programs such as photo shop or paint shop pro. I can't put up any deadline for myself right now, due to health. Cheers, Maarten
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  • Ferry_vO's Avatar
    Today, 03:36
    Of course not! :jump: Here's something that looks silly enough for today:
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    Today, 03:32
    I fully agree, a logical lay-out of the textures is the most important. Look at the Classic hangar FW190 who have everything you need for a repaint in one single logical texture. Also the option chosen by Gman5250 for Manfred Jahn's C-47 is very nice. He made one big layered file containing all parts needed to make a repaint in such a way that you can easily cut it into the format of the textures. This is very practical when you want to do shading or weathering. Cheers, Huub
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  • jankees's Avatar
    Today, 01:18
    color looks good to me, but as said before, a bit too shiny
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