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VSCC | S4 | Skins

Discussion in 'RD Stock Car Championship' started by Chris Stacey, Sep 15, 2016.

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  1. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    Skins.jpg Use this thread to ask your skinning questions, share pictures of your skins, and talk anything skin related.

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    SKIN PACK!
    Full release V1.0

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    If you are creating a custom skin, please submit it to @Chris Stacey via private message, ensuring that all files are in working order. Please provide a download link; do not request an email address. If you do not have a skin, you will be provided with one; you should indicate your preference when signing up from those available below. Skins should be submitted by the end of the 8th of October 2016 – any skins submitted after this date will not be included. A skin pack will be made available for download shortly after.

    Download the skin template here. Do not move the logos. This includes the VSCCS4 logo on the front grill of the car in the ext_glass.psd. You may design the body of the vehicle; windows must remain as they are - no design changes! Your windows will be created by the staff to ensure they all use the same design.

    Generic RaceDepartment skins are also available thanks to the creative works of @Davy Vandevenne, so if you are unable to make a skin in time, do not want to make a skin or simply just prefer the look of these skins, then please indicate which one you would like to use.

    Skin 1
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    Skin 2
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    Skin 3

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    Skin 4

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    Last edited: Oct 8, 2016
  2. The league logo in case you want to use it on your custom skin:)
    VSCCS4 Short Logo.png
     
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  3. kedy89

    kedy89
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    dropbox impressing with a download speed of ~5 KB/s. Only a few hours remaining :roflmao:
     
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  4. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    :confused: The link it solid on my end.
    Ohhh I know what it is... The ISP companies have to convert the data bitrate from Aussie Dollarydoo's to your weird European formats... At least I think that's how the internet works right? :D
     
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  5. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    A sneak peak of my Broom Broom.
    Broombroom.jpg
     
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  6. ARG1980

    ARG1980
    Copenhagen APEX Premium Member

    What are the skin resolution/size
     
  7. The resolution from the templates 2048x2048:)
     
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  8. Stiggy

    Stiggy
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    A few work-in-progress shots of the RaceOnOz Motorsport Peugeot:
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  9. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
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    Looking great bud!
    However, the front grill must have the VSCCS4 logo on it. Apologies, I forgot to make that part clear in the OP. I'll do that now.
     
  10. Michael Stead

    Michael Stead
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    Body basically done. Now I need to find myself some sponsors.
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    Good enough for council work.
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  11. ARG1980

    ARG1980
    Copenhagen APEX Premium Member

    Is it allowed to change the color of the logo?
     
  12. Stiggy

    Stiggy
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    No problem, that was just a window file that I'd made before the championship was announced - will add the VSCCS4 logo when I re-do the windows.
     
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  13. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
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    No sorry, must remain as it is in the psd.
    In fact you don't really need to touch the ext_glass.psd at all because I will be going through them all before the skin pack is compiled to make sure they're all the same design.
     
  14. Nick Milton

    Nick Milton
    Captain Slow Premium Member

    Michael, when ive edited and saved, what format file do I need and where do I put files? ive saved .psd
     
  15. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    You need to download and install this plugin mate. This will let you save the file as a .dds file with the correct compression.

    Once you've finished making changes to your skins,
    1. File > Save as
    2. Click the Format down arrow and find .DDS
    3. Name the file "Milton" and click Save in the location you want to save it to.
    4. The NVIDIA texture tool should pop up.
    5. Make sure your settings look like this: Untitled.jpg
    6. Then click "Save".
    7. It'll then take about 10-20 seconds to save it.
     
  16. Nick Milton

    Nick Milton
    Captain Slow Premium Member

    Thanks chris, done that, so where do i put files? :)
    fun this
     
  17. Michael Stead

    Michael Stead
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    From the readme.txt in the template .zip

    You need to created a new directory in the StockV8_2015 directory

    Mine
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    Now copy a veh file from any of the existing team folders and place it in the folder you just created. Rename it <YourName>.veh (where <YourName is.. your name. JohnSmith, JSmith, whatever. No spaces or special characters).

    Mine - I copied a .veh file from one of the other cars and changed the name
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    Open <YourName>.veh and replace whatever driver name is currently in the DefaultLivery="DriverName.DDS" line with <YourName> This defines the filenames, refer to the existing files for examples.

    Inside my renamed .veh. Red dots are things I changed. When copying one of the others cars .veh files make sure it's the same make as your car (chevy/pug), it'll make things easier.
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    The actual skinning should be fairly self-explanitory, the PSDs include generic alpha layers so when you've finished creating your skin simply save the file as a DXT5 dds (helmets and driver suits should be DXT1), named as you've defined in your custom car's veh file.

    And as Chris said, you'll want to save your paint job as a dds and put it in the directory you created, making sure that the name of the .dds file and the name of your skin in you .veh file are the same (note: DefaultLivery="MStead.DDS" above)

    This is just for the base skin by the way and it's all I've done so far.
     
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  18. @Michael Stead One remark, helmet need to be saved as DXT5 because it has now a alpha channel.;)
     
  19. Michael Stead

    Michael Stead
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    Hey, I was just quoting the readme! :p

    There's another slight error in there too where it shows how to change a chevy .veh file to a pug. It says to name the category "Stock Car V8 2013, Peugeot" which will cause it to not show up. The readme probably needs an update.
     
  20. Yeah, The best way to do it is copy/paste an existing team folder with your brand choice and rename names/team in there to yours. Overwrite body, window,..etc. Done:)
     
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