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Skinning Arca Sim Racing

Discussion in 'ARCA Sim Racing' started by Gareth Hickling, May 28, 2009.

  1. Gareth Hickling

    Gareth Hickling

    Here I will add my personal and public skins.

    First up are a couple of my private league skins, Im no superstar skinner but I like to paint them myself and base them on real life paintjobs.

    79 Dodge based on Elliot Sadlers 09 Best buy ride.

    79 Dodge based on Tony Stewarts 09 Burger King ride (tho he has not used it yet this season)


    Mello Yello


    Of course they are a complete set with Hauler, Pitbox, Driver cards ect ect. More will be added in time once I get around to finishing em.
  2. awesome skin Gareth :)
  3. looks good man. Keep it up
  4. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Getting hungry looking at that Burger King livery! Do you have them in Denny's outfit too? :D
  5. Gareth Hickling

    Gareth Hickling

    The Burger King skin is nicknamed "Fast food" lol. Im currently working on a Subway skin loosely based on a Carl Edwards skin.
  6. Gareth Hickling

    Gareth Hickling

    ARCA Skinning Guide

    Car viewer


    When skinning save all files as a .jpeg to view them in the viewer, Once you are done save a .DDS with a setting of DXT5 ARGB 8 bpp | interpolated alpha

    Save files as

    Vehicle file
    Driver suit
    Dashboard logo
    Driver Card
    XXCARD.tga <----Driver card must be saved as a .tga not a .dds file

    *XX denotes car number

    A sample of my vehicle file, Copy one of the original .veh files for whatever car make you are using and edit the data.

    DefaultLivery="79.dds"< ---- change this to match your car skin file
    Cameras=ARCA_cams.cam // Defaults to cams.cfg in UserData directory
    HeadPhysics=ARCA_headphysics.ini // Affects driver eyepoint only
    //////////////////////////TEAM HISTORY AND INFORMATION///////////////////////////////////////////

    Driver="G Hickling"
    Description="#79 Rizzla Racing Dodge"
    Engine="350 ci"
    FullTeamName="#79 Gareth Hickling"
    Category="ARCA RE/MAX Series 2007"

    Also dont forget to change the name of the .veh file to match your car number.

    Please be aware the server must have the skin installed for it to be used online without mismatches.
  7. Eric's Garage

    Emmotorsports car

    Attached Files:

  8. Jamsie's Garage

    My skins for the #9 car

    Main Old Speckled Hen #9 scheme

    Alternative Old Speckled Hen #9 scheme

    2nd sponsor Friar Tucks #9 scheme
  9. Gareth Hickling

    Gareth Hickling

    Lookin good!
  10. Is there a skinset I may download before racing?.

    Is my usual number (27) free in race department?

    Gareth, just a personnal favoure: I do not know how to paint a car, can you take my car from "race sims" and introduce it in the set (if it exists and my no. is available)?. Thx a lot.
  11. Gareth Hickling

    Gareth Hickling

    There is no skinpack at the moment, we are just running the standard skins currently. Hopefully we will have a skinpack sorted in the future for leagues and alike! :)
  12. Good looking cars dude.
    He is the grand designer behind my car in my avatar too.
  13. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Awesome car Eric!
  14. Thanks Bram
  15. your paint

    post your cars for the league, would be good to see your work​
  16. James Johnson

    James Johnson
    The Weatherman

    It hasnt even been announced as far as i know. so i guess theres a long way to go i think.
  17. venom?

  18. Gareth Hickling

    Gareth Hickling

    Skinpack: Reserved numbers

    As a few would like to run custom skins for our ARCA racing I suggest before we all go painting we should reserve a number for your ride and the skinpack.
    If you do not intend on running a custom skin there will be no need for you to select car or number but you can reserve a standard car if you so wish.
    Please request a number here and I will add it to the list. No duplicates please :)

    Templates and viewer are in the download section here at RD.
    More info to come on a skinpack soon!

    Selected numbers

    1 & 11 / Sebastien Levret
    5 & 62 / Christopher Aponte
    06 / Ingemar Petersson (standard skin)
    9 / Jamsie Naughton
    12 / James Johnson
    16 / Xosé Estrada
    17 / Tim Ling
    22 / Rob Maytum
    27 / Bram Hengeveld
    28 / Olaf Mechau
    31 / Steven Palmer
    32 / Ben Tusting
    42 / Lars Strijdonck
    48 / Roy Stevens
    52 / Gerard van Langevelde
    55 / Jai Spencer
    60 / Bjorn de Haas
    61 / Jeff Johnstone
    62 / Eric Martel
    64 / Dolf Bouw
    72 / Lee Clifford
    73 / Scott Malcolm
    74 / Mark A Warmington
    77 / Javier Roy
    79 / Gareth Hickling
    81 / Sebastien Bortoli
    83 / Maurice Hurkmans
    87 / Robin van Brenk
    93 / Bert Van Waes
    99 / Patrick van Driel
  19. 5 & 62 :)
    (special 5 paint :) that Jarrod made me once :))
  20. 46 my number