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Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on November 18, 2007, 12:45:17 AM
this is my first real attempt at modding a skin.
i liked the idea of ww2 squads tags and nose art.
the look is based on the insignia i used and the
insignia i used had the simplest shape i could find
in the squad logos vp file. i would like to hear what
you think and what you would change or improve.
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Post by: TripRussell on November 18, 2007, 01:31:53 AM
wow.. that's quite shiny!  :)
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Post by: Sparky on November 18, 2007, 01:35:05 AM
I like...
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Post by: CooperHawkes on November 18, 2007, 04:41:24 AM
Quote from: badin;84401
...i could find
in the squad logos vp file...


are you sure bout that? shouldnt be in there...
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Post by: StarSlayer on November 18, 2007, 04:57:32 AM
Nice shark's mouth.  If your ever feeling suitably ambitious i wouldn't mind seeing one like this:

(http://www.mustangsmustangs.com/p-51/survivors/pages/picfiles/44-73264/44-73264_16_jb5.jpg)
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Post by: badin on November 18, 2007, 05:10:29 AM
1) coop your right about that i loaded squad insignia vp
but picked the pic from the multidata folder they all show up there.
2)star ill give it a try already started adding a hud
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Post by: CooperHawkes on November 18, 2007, 05:21:45 AM
Quote from: badin;84422
1) coop your right about that i loaded squad insignia vp
but picked the pic from the multidata folder they all show up there.

good.

btw, for your first attempt, this is very nice work! go on, im sure you can throw out some very good skins
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Post by: Turey on November 18, 2007, 07:51:27 AM
You DO realize FSO has an insignia system that would do this for you, right?
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Post by: badin on November 18, 2007, 08:30:50 AM
Quote from: Turey;84429
You DO realize FSO has an insignia system that would do this for you, right?

1)no dont even know what that is
2)here you go star
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Post by: Antagonist on November 18, 2007, 08:59:37 AM
I like the mouth...although I'd absolutely love eyes to go with it, it's awesome as it is now, still.
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Post by: StarSlayer on November 18, 2007, 04:48:51 PM
Nice
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Post by: TripRussell on November 18, 2007, 05:40:47 PM
impressive designs!! :nod:
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Post by: badin on November 18, 2007, 08:36:42 PM
thank for the support all i can only get better by doing more so
does anyone have a request?
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Post by: badin on November 20, 2007, 08:55:39 PM
im looking for designs that coincide with the series.
stuff that looks like it would be on the show something
that would be believable.
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Post by: badin on November 22, 2007, 11:19:14 PM
heres a new one trying something new with and a reedit
of the ww2 one
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Post by: Fish on November 22, 2007, 11:33:25 PM
Is it too much to ask that you crop the image before posting an entire screenshot?
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Post by: badin on November 23, 2007, 01:09:35 AM
Quote from: Fish;84861
Is it too much to ask that you crop the image before posting an entire screenshot?


next time ill try to remember
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Post by: Scotchy on November 23, 2007, 02:05:44 AM
I like this kind of stuff. I've seen many other examples of more personalized makings and paint-jobs on vipers around these good internets. I really like the idea of specific markings for viper squadrons on different battlestars (or battlestar groups).

Keep up the good work!
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Post by: badin on November 26, 2007, 01:14:47 AM
not exactly ww2 but its my first that i did properly
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Post by: Herra Tohtori on November 26, 2007, 01:22:33 AM
Looks good work. :yes:

But, take my advice - go to Main menu/starting screen in the game, and press F3 key. It's a nice feature of FS2_Open that will make taking sample screenshots much easier than using the Tech Room.:nod:

Basically it enables you to get full screen shots of models, without distractions. You can even disable rotation, turn the ships with mouse, zoom in/out, and select different lighting options to be enabled or not.:)
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Post by: badin on November 27, 2007, 11:10:18 PM
more skins. one is a camouflage the others are a pirate theme
but the last is more of a coloring test.

and people feel free to post your
designs here the more the merrier

oh and thanks again to herra that ingame viewer
is a huge help
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Post by: Omniscaper on November 27, 2007, 11:50:15 PM
Building up quite a skin collection there. If the insignia system for FS2 only supported more elaborate UV coordinates and allowed for multiple locations, you wouldn't have to decipher the UV space of each model to place Squadron logos and such. Of course other skin changes outside logos would require base texture modification like you're doing now.

What locations on fighters would u people like to see insignias and logos placed? (Besides wings and rudder)
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Post by: Josh_88 on November 28, 2007, 12:01:27 AM
on the mk7's at least the smooth engine parts might be nice, i think thats where they say (insert battlestar name here). or, not that you'd see it much, the bottom would be a huge area to work with. like kara in the crashed raider flying above lee. just an idea
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Post by: badin on November 28, 2007, 05:05:34 AM
Quote from: Omniscaper;85254
Building up quite a skin collection there. If the insignia system for FS2 only supported more elaborate UV coordinates and allowed for multiple locations, you wouldn't have to decipher the UV space of each model to place Squadron logos and such. Of course other skin changes outside logos would require base texture modification like you're doing now.

What locations on fighters would u people like to see insignias and logos placed? (Besides wings and rudder)


first off i dont know what most of that means
second the locations ive attached pics to help with
that.
pic 1) around the cockpit if you can avoid the ridge around the cockpit.and lower engine casing because its a open area ive worked with that part before as seen in my first
post in this thread but i dont think it looks right for some resin.
pic 2)around the lower intake but i tend to put decals there
but it would be a nice area to try
 
but i am just speaking for the mk 7

as for wings and the top of the nose im working a type of group marking concept. like wings would mark your group like colonials or cylons or a third group that something else  running tough my head.then the area around of the rudder or as shown in the pics the cockpit would be team logo and the top of the nose would mark the flight leader or something like that. its just something i have rolling around in my head. to legitimize extra marking
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Post by: badin on November 30, 2007, 08:20:06 AM
i was screwing with the glow maps and i got this
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Post by: Omniscaper on November 30, 2007, 08:51:01 AM
Tron!
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Post by: CooperHawkes on November 30, 2007, 09:15:24 AM
cant.resist.where.are.my.tron2.0.cds?
i wonder what a tronified pegasus would look like...  a basestar would definitely kick ass
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Post by: meleardil on November 30, 2007, 01:47:52 PM
Make one red and one blue, both animated, and we can have Tron vs Shark dofights.
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Post by: CooperHawkes on November 30, 2007, 05:47:15 PM
what about a "dune"ified raider? blue eye-glow.
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Post by: RavenTS on November 30, 2007, 07:39:56 PM
Cool stuff, nice for Multiplayer-battles!
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Post by: badin on December 01, 2007, 07:40:31 AM
Quote from: meleardil;85439
Make one red and one blue, both animated, and we can have Tron vs Shark dogfights.


1) what do you mean animated and how
2) coop tried the blue eyes thing but to small to see
3) here you go red vs blue
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Post by: Cl1nt on December 01, 2007, 08:13:41 AM
You better put Sarge on the red one and Church on the Blue one.

And lopez can be a raider with no wings ^_^
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Post by: meleardil on December 01, 2007, 04:08:46 PM
Animated: you can have a series of textures, and a descriptions file "explaining" the cycles. FS2 will change the textures accordingly, and your widening eyes see motion on the monitor. Example: the Eye of the Raider.
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Post by: karajorma on December 01, 2007, 05:14:53 PM
http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/EFF#ANI

eff is much easier to get working than ani so use that.
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Post by: badin on December 02, 2007, 01:10:10 AM
Quote from: karajorma;85513
http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/EFF#ANI

eff is much easier to get working than ani so use that.



1)your right about the eff thing
2)what folder do i put my files i made in to
3)is there a simpler explanation for making
and using eff because im not sure i followed
instruction properly.
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on December 02, 2007, 03:23:10 AM
one more thing how do i make and eff file
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Post by: Flaser on December 02, 2007, 07:16:26 AM
Just make a text file, the instuctions on what should go into it are in the link (http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/EFF#ANI) karajorma posted.

Simply put you make all the images with yourname_0000....9999.dds; and you make a textfile that described how to render the sequence.
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Post by: badin on December 02, 2007, 10:07:59 PM
ok heres what i did
1)as to meleardils request im trying animate my glow lines
on my tron ships
 
2)so i broke down my lines into there individual colors and
made those into dds files to give a pulse effect i layered the
different colored lines on the original mk7 glow file
 
3)to get around making a eff file i took one from the root
directory and change its name and info

4)heres what i named them
viperseven-glow1.eff
viperseven-glow1_000.dds
to
viperseven-glow1_0005.dds
and put it all in my maps folder
thats pretty much every thing i
did as far as i can remember.
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Post by: karajorma on December 03, 2007, 08:38:36 AM
I'm assuming that it didn't work. :)

Why did you add the 1 to the name? The name should be the same as the static glow file.

Basically the game loads the texture map x.dds and then looks for a glow. If it finds x_glow.eff it will use that, if not it will use x_glow.dds
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Post by: badin on December 03, 2007, 08:11:50 PM
Quote from: karajorma;85675
I'm assuming that it didn't work. :)

Why did you add the 1 to the name? The name should be the same as the static glow file.

Basically the game loads the texture map x.dds and then looks for a glow. If it finds x_glow.eff it will use that, if not it will use x_glow.dds


i cant  believe it i took out the 1 and it
worked thank you:D
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Post by: badin on December 04, 2007, 10:55:36 PM
ok i finished the animation now i don't know how to show
it so heres a pic now imagine the lines flashing good huh
but dont look to long you could have a seizure.
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Post by: meleardil on December 04, 2007, 11:43:31 PM
Real Tron feeling. Coooool! :)
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Post by: Sparky on December 05, 2007, 07:28:04 AM
By any chance could you texture a steampunk Viper?  Maybe made out of wooden slats and tarnished copper bands.  That would be pwn on so many levels.
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Post by: badin on December 05, 2007, 10:16:38 PM
Quote from: Sparky;85853
By any chance could you texture a steampunk Viper?  Maybe made out of wooden slats and tarnished copper bands.  That would be pwn on so many levels.


ill give it a try:yes:
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Post by: badin on December 07, 2007, 11:47:18 PM
ok sparky heres a rough draft of the steampunk mk7
any adjustments needed before i continue?
which will take longer do to the fact that i just realized
i over wrote the file :hoppingma
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Post by: Herra Tohtori on December 08, 2007, 12:18:39 AM
You need to make a new shinemap as well, to make the copper parts and wood parts differently reflective.
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Post by: Sparky on December 08, 2007, 05:26:13 AM
:nod:  Sweet!  Sepia!  I love it.  Sorry, I've been on a bit of a steampunk roll recently.

After I made that request, I envisioned a viable reason to have it ingame.

One morning in New Caprica City, sometime during the Occupation;

Cally:  What's going on, Chief?
Tyrol:  Alright, here's the deal.  We, are going to build a new fighter!
Jammer:  Um..
Tyrol:  What, you don't think we can do this?
Jammer:  Its not that, its just... build it out of what?  All you've got is some wood, nails, and half a centurion.
Tyrol:  You know what?  Forget you!  Forget all of you!
Anders:  As if anyone would fly that thing.
Duck:  I'm not going to fly it.
Tigh:  I'll fly it.
Anders: You?
Tigh:  Me.  Anyone got a frakking problem with that?
Everone: No....
Roslin:  Hello there, has anyone seen who took the tentpoles to the school?
Tyrol: [whistles]
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Post by: karajorma on December 08, 2007, 08:27:58 AM
I'm suddenly reminded of the story of the Colditz glider (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempts_to_escape_Oflag_IV-C#The_.22Colditz_Cock.22_glider). :lol:
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Post by: wolfblade on December 08, 2007, 10:21:46 AM
Lookin awesome! Love the work!
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Post by: badin on December 08, 2007, 08:30:00 PM
with or without metal wings

and admiral your on deck:yes:
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Post by: badin on December 08, 2007, 11:42:10 PM
a quick update
another with or without but this time removed
shine from the wood and added it to the metal:pimp:
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Post by: Sparky on December 09, 2007, 12:22:24 AM
Wow!  Shiny!  

As for with or without the metal wings, I'm kind of torn.  I guess I'd say without, only instead with the engines and guns having that texture.  But I think that it looks pretty damn beautiful either way.
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Post by: badin on December 09, 2007, 05:51:11 AM
here you go:)
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Post by: badin on December 09, 2007, 05:53:08 AM
and on another note
to cartoony?:yes: :no:
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Post by: Sparky on December 09, 2007, 07:32:23 AM
Thank you, Badin

One more thing, if I may, is there anyway you could send me that file, if possible?
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Post by: badin on December 09, 2007, 09:42:55 PM
Quote from: Sparky;86190
Thank you, Badin

One more thing, if I may, is there anyway you could send me that file, if possible?


yes just im me trough the forum your e mail address:)
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Post by: Herra Tohtori on December 09, 2007, 10:02:27 PM
You can also attach it to the IM directly...

Although it does eat GW's bandwidth and storage. But then again, the attachment system is there to be used, right...?:nervous:
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Post by: badin on December 09, 2007, 10:26:10 PM
i was recently asked about editing shine file heres
what i did first was extract the mk7 seven dds shine
file from the root directory vp file using vpviewer
you can find it and every thing you need to edit
in the 3rd party site by cooperhawks and hunter
now the nuts & bolts of it all
1)take the file and open it what ever editor you use
i use gimp there should be at least ten layers all you
need is the top one the mip maps under it  you dont
need i hope i kind of erased them from my root vp
2)now take that top layer and use it as your base
3)ok here is the easy part if you want it to shine put
it in the file if you what it dull take it out if you want
patchy look to it copy the viperseven file and paste
it to the shine file this time making the shine file your
top file and erase the parts of the viperseven file you
want dull but haven't tryed it yet so good luck on that

if anyone has questions about the above post your
them here and ill try to explain my madness better
:o
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Post by: badin on December 09, 2007, 10:27:34 PM
sparky did you get that thing i sent ? :lol:
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Post by: Sparky on December 09, 2007, 10:31:47 PM
That I did.  Thanks much.
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Post by: Vandecker on December 09, 2007, 11:55:15 PM
Could one of the Devs give Badin a position in the downloads section and make those skins into a package? They are beautiful!!!!!
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Post by: Herra Tohtori on December 10, 2007, 12:14:42 AM
Quote from: badin;86254
(...)there should be at least ten layers all you
need is the top one the mip maps under it  you dont
need i hope i kind of erased them from my root vp (...)



Okay, it appears there's some misconception that should probably be rectified.

DDS files have the basic texture and varying number of mipmaps of it, depending on the texture size.

The mipmaps are used by the rendering device as a replacement texture when the model is far away. This is because if the main texture was used far far away, it would result in nasty shimmering, which is generally unwanted effect.

DDS texture format is designed for gaming, and that's why it includes the possibility to store ready mip maps. That way, there's no need to make mip maps every time the model is rendered. Takes less performance from CPU/GPU to just read the mip maps from the file rather than generate a suitably sized mip map array from the un-mipmapped texture.


So, what does this mean for a texture maker for a game such as this? When you start editing using an existing DDS file as a source, you will only need the top layer to start working with. Simply open the source DDS file, copy the top layer, create a new file and paste the layer there as a new layer, then start editing whatever you do with it. While editing, use a format like psd or Gimp's native psd-like format (don't remember what it was, I use psd). In the end, save the visible end result as a TGA file, then convert it to appropriate DDS format; DXT5 for these textures, since they have transparent cockpit glass texture on them - if there's no need for transparency, use DXT1c.

After making the DDS file from the TGA texture, leave it be with the mip maps there as well. They are there for a purpose.

On some special occasions, though, mip maps are not needed, and detaching the mip maps can save some memory/storage/bandwidth. But these are cases like background planets which are designed to be of static size on the sky and thus have no real need for mip mapping. Model texture DDS files should always have their mip maps with them.

At least that's how it's supposed to work...


Besides, if you didn't actually edit your BtRL root VP (which is generally a bad idea), the DDS file in there is still the same as in the beginning.:)
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Post by: badin on December 10, 2007, 05:41:05 AM
ok i reinstalled btrl just to make sure everythings there
now should i add mip maps to my skins or will the ones
in the root file cover that?
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Post by: Herra Tohtori on December 10, 2007, 06:47:07 AM
If you save/convert the texture into DDS format and make BtRL use it, it will use the mipmaps in that texture. You basically don't need to worry about what "vanilla-BtRL" uses without your modifications.:)
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Post by: badin on December 10, 2007, 10:59:20 PM
admiral ace is this the kind of thing your looking for
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Post by: Angelus on December 10, 2007, 11:38:24 PM
SEXY!!!:naughty:
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Post by: wolfblade on December 12, 2007, 07:08:42 AM
If you can do a tasteful looking Mk VII with a Mk II paint scheme with a few different angle shots, I'd be obliged :D
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Post by: Herra Tohtori on December 12, 2007, 07:52:15 AM
Quote from: wolfblade;86476
If you can do a tasteful looking Mk VII with a Mk II paint scheme with a few different angle shots, I'd be obliged :D


->Slamscape's Mk.VII (http://www.game-warden.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5160) with Mark 2 -style stripes and markings
Title: admiral ace you out there
Post by: badin on December 14, 2007, 11:27:02 PM
heres a new custom job im working on. its not finished
maybe 2\3 of the way.i haven't added arms or legs yet        and the base color hasn't been finalized i just used
gold to show the dragon, and to mess with a metallic       shine the last two pics show that.and on that point custom
shine or stick with in game?
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Post by: wolfblade on December 15, 2007, 04:32:18 AM
Quote from: Herra Tohtori;86480
->Slamscape's Mk.VII (http://www.game-warden.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5160) with Mark 2 -style stripes and markings
Thanks! :D
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Post by: badin on December 29, 2007, 01:25:54 AM
just some simple color changing
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Post by: badin on December 29, 2007, 01:29:36 AM
my first real attempt at skinning a raider not just screwing
with the colors
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Post by: Tikey on December 29, 2007, 03:15:02 AM
The color test just made me think iRaider
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Post by: StarSlayer on December 29, 2007, 04:01:30 AM
Like the 2 tone,  that looks like a real good way to implement team colors
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Post by: meleardil on December 29, 2007, 11:09:44 AM
Wow Badin!!

I like that two color version...almost seems to be a gold striped version. Reminds me of the golden centurions. We've never seen any ranking among raiders, but why not? The more experienced or the one with enhanced AI can be some kinda leader.
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Post by: Cl1nt on December 29, 2007, 11:38:32 AM
Can we have a gold painted boomer?
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Post by: Vandecker on December 29, 2007, 12:46:05 PM
Got to leave at least one spot free of paint so her skin can breathe :rolleyes:
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Post by: StarSlayer on December 29, 2007, 04:53:41 PM
Quote from: meleardil;87633
Wow Badin!!

I like that two color version...almost seems to be a gold striped version. Reminds me of the golden centurions. We've never seen any ranking among raiders, but why not? The more experienced or the one with enhanced AI can be some kinda leader.


we've seen ranking among raiders, it is denoted by the number of "Scars" a raider has accumulated
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Post by: badin on December 29, 2007, 08:18:46 PM
Quote from: meleardil;87633
Wow Badin!!

I like that two color version...almost seems to be a gold striped version. Reminds me of the golden centurions. We've never seen any ranking among raiders, but why not? The more experienced or the one with enhanced AI can be some kinda leader.


that was what i was going for:D
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Post by: badin on December 29, 2007, 08:26:27 PM
same gold sliver scheme but more blended and not as bold.
also trying fade coloring of the tips of the wings
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Post by: badin on December 29, 2007, 08:29:12 PM
not to sure what i was thinking with these :confused1
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Post by: badin on December 29, 2007, 08:30:46 PM
don't know why but i just like this one:cool1:
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Post by: Cl1nt on December 30, 2007, 01:59:29 AM
Reckon you could paint like.. pincers on the raider wing tips.. make it a mean looking beast :P
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Post by: StarSlayer on December 30, 2007, 03:29:37 AM
Tigerstripes
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Post by: badin on January 02, 2008, 05:12:04 AM
heres first attempt with mk 2
1&2 are just glamor shots don't they look pouty :D
3)is shine file with white strips added. i think its to glossy
4) is the same without
which is better
5)i used the unfraked with shine file that came with the
game does anyone know how to get rid of the red shine?:confused1
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Post by: badin on January 03, 2008, 07:19:11 AM
here's your tiger:)
regular and extra shiny
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Post by: badin on January 03, 2008, 07:20:57 AM
and does anyone know how to get the red tint
out of the mk 2 viper-shine file:confused:
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Post by: Herra Tohtori on January 03, 2008, 08:00:59 PM
Hmmm well... There are many ways to do it in GIMP.

This is abotu what I'd do... Select the cockpit glass part of the shinemap (rectangular selection would do well I suppose...), then invert the selection so that you actually have everything but the cockpit glass selected; then simply reduce the colour saturation of the selected area.

You find a lot of colour tools in Layer->Colours menu; but remember that I'm using Finnish version of the GIMP and if you use English one, there might be inconsistencies in my translations 'cause I do them pretty much on the fly.:naughty:


Or, if you want to make it some other shade of colour, experiment with Hue/Saturation tool or the like.
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Post by: badin on January 03, 2008, 11:47:04 PM
first off big thanks to herra tohtori again:yes::D
and as you can see no red tint in the stripes
the color scheme is based on a micro machines toy
it's so post to be a high speed stealth recon and
courier ship:wtf:at least thats what the box says.
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Post by: Sidestep on January 04, 2008, 10:33:54 AM
That is a beautiful looking Viper!!
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Post by: Cl1nt on January 04, 2008, 02:24:54 PM
Micro machines were the shit back in the day. :D
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Post by: Deckard on January 05, 2008, 03:30:10 PM
the blue on dark grey mixes nicely and looks as a quite interesting color-combo to me.

Those couple shots with the 2-colored Raiders look very cool as well. (yellow/gold)
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on January 07, 2008, 03:01:25 AM
first yes micro machines were the shit
second i wanted to get back to why i started
this thread ww2 style:pimp:
third thanks for the compliments:o
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Cl1nt on January 07, 2008, 06:40:09 AM
badin you've really improved. I'm impressed.

Nice work :D
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on January 09, 2008, 06:35:49 AM
Quote from: Cl1nt;88254
badin you've really improved. I'm impressed.

Nice work :D


thank you:cool1:
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on January 09, 2008, 06:47:34 AM
a blood red raider simple to make yet so cool.

now the other two, ok so i thought id try meth
and this is what happened:wtf:

p.s. i call it the honey bee:nod:
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on January 13, 2008, 11:01:28 PM
i've been at this for some time now and it hit me,what would a viper look like new. real show room stuff hence the color choice and metallic shine, also since i think i saw a blue mk7 in razor i've had some issues about its natural color but thats a delusion for another time.
its an old color scheme from page one that i like a lot
i tried deferent things like the top and bottom base
colors. i used the same technique they use making metal
it gives it that same look a car has with metallic paint job.hell i even redid the thruster ports to some success.
the lines were easy, the second time i did it. i just traced them, the first 4 pics show the lines bold and dark the last two they are faded which looks better. and any advise on improvements and techniques is much appreciated
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Dagna on January 15, 2008, 07:13:30 PM
A mark 2 would look kick ass with a ww2 U.S. paint job, invasion stripes, nose art, kill marks at the cockpit, and some big U.S. (colonial) markings.
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on January 16, 2008, 07:59:05 AM
is this what you meant.
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Dagna on January 16, 2008, 03:44:48 PM
It sure is!:nod:
Man you are a pro! :)
And how about somthing like this?
http://lynchmob.freeyellow.com/02-john-h-p-51.jpg (http://lynchmob.freeyellow.com/02-john-h-p-51.jpg)
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on April 21, 2008, 11:01:16 PM
some of the new stuff ive been working on, what you think.

also im working on a templates thing i don't know what you'd
call it but it will make skinning easier for anyone who wanted
to try it but thought it was to hard.

oh and feel free to post your stuff here as well:)
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Tikey on April 21, 2008, 11:34:19 PM
The black MK VII looks quite good
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: ratatosk on April 22, 2008, 12:22:52 AM
I like the green one sort of like a Marine Viper
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Kyle_K_ski on April 22, 2008, 02:50:59 AM
My favorite is the charcoal gray with "silvery weathering" Mk. VII that's just below the purple Raider.  

That scheme really brings out the details in an immersive and convincing fashion!
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Bearcat on April 22, 2008, 03:17:27 AM
Where do you find the skin files at? What do you use to access them?
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on April 22, 2008, 03:26:18 AM
http://addons.teamwars.org/ (http://addons.teamwars.org/)

this should help you get started, the files are in the root directory vp under maps :)
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Bearcat on April 22, 2008, 03:29:33 AM
Thanks for the quick reply..
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Ishii-kun on April 22, 2008, 04:15:02 AM
OH MY GODS, these look amazing, you are an extremely good artist

would it be possible to make a tron raider?
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on April 22, 2008, 06:01:32 AM
Quote from: Ishii-kun;98213
OH MY GODS, these look amazing, you are an extremely good artist

would it be possible to make a tron raider?

did one red other blue and one with flashing lines
 go back a couple of pages and see them

and thank you:cool1:

edit miss read your post ill give it a try
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Cl1nt on April 22, 2008, 07:44:43 AM
Would you be able to do a white + green viper and also one in jungle camouflage/khaki?
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on April 22, 2008, 05:56:18 PM
Quote from: Cl1nt;98221
Would you be able to do a white + green viper and also one in jungle camouflage/khaki?


can you give me more details.:D
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: ratatosk on April 22, 2008, 06:56:45 PM
I know that its out dated since the game does the deflection shooting for you. But I wounder what would Dazzle camouflage look like on a Viper or Raider or better still a Raptor
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on April 22, 2008, 07:05:53 PM
Quote from: ratatosk;98252
I know that its out dated since the game does the deflection shooting for you. But I wounder what would Dazzle camouflage look like on a Viper or Raider or better still a Raptor


im not sure what that is:confused:
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on April 22, 2008, 07:32:12 PM
Quote from: Ishii-kun;98213
OH MY GODS, these look amazing, you are an extremely good artist

would it be possible to make a tron raider?


its a first draft but is this what you mean?
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: The Last Templar on April 22, 2008, 11:49:07 PM
Neat stuff, I think I'll try one.
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on April 23, 2008, 12:09:40 AM
Quote from: ratatosk;98252
I know that its out dated since the game does the deflection shooting for you. But I wounder what would Dazzle camouflage look like on a Viper or Raider or better still a Raptor


is this what your looking for:)
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Ishii-kun on April 23, 2008, 01:59:45 AM
Quote from: badin;98254
its a first draft but is this what you mean?
something like that ya... now we can truely have a tron battle... cylons vs colonials, red vs blue...
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: ratatosk on April 23, 2008, 05:04:10 AM
That exactly it a planetary defense Viper. You are really talented with skinning
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on April 23, 2008, 05:13:37 AM
Quote from: ratatosk;98333
That exactly it a planetary defense Viper. You are really talented with skinning


thank you would you like a copy:)
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on April 23, 2008, 06:18:13 AM
which is better old or new?
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Cl1nt on April 23, 2008, 11:12:13 AM
The bottom one, definitely!
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Fish on April 23, 2008, 11:24:08 AM
(AKA the right one to those with decent screen resolutions ;).)
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Cl1nt on April 23, 2008, 11:44:39 AM
I like having nice readable text when I'm on browsing, thank you.

Doesn't mean it's not a different story gaming though ;)
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: Ishii-kun on April 23, 2008, 10:47:49 PM
Quote from: badin;98337
which is better old or new?


first one looks alot more tron-like... the second one is way cooler looking...
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: badin on April 24, 2008, 05:42:30 AM
ok here it goes i finished my first mk7 guide template, it gives you the basics for skinning the ship if you want to
try your hand at skinning this will make it easier hopefully:nervous:

if you want one i.m. me your email address.
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: The Legacy on May 06, 2008, 06:18:49 PM
Awesome, awesome work Badin, all of this. :)
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: hightailer on May 06, 2008, 10:01:17 PM
the ww2 skins are cool, but i wanna see a mark 2 with the star fox symbol!
Title: a little ww2 art style
Post by: HotBagel on May 06, 2008, 10:46:50 PM
lookin hot man, keep it up