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Window Banners

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Marcin Czop, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Hello peeps. I created myself a front window banner in photoshop and then converted it in paint.NET as per guide found here but I came across a problem. The banner shows up in game when playing in cockpit view but when in replays I can see only the game's default. Anyone has any ideas where I am going wrong?
    Ta
     
  2. Did you create the interior window, the exterior, or both? If you only created the interior one, then you have a bit more work to do :)
     
  3. Just out of interest if you're using photoshop why do you need paint.net?
     
  4. Jempy

    Jempy
    Premium Member

    The guide just tells you to use Paint.net if you skin with Gimp.

    I suppose you read RD Skinning Tutorial and it says this:
    "Windows are very simple. But it requires the use of more software (Paint.NET). I’m not sure if it’s the fault of GIMP for not being able to flatten the image properly, or if the DDS plug-in for GIMP isn’t compressing the file properly. At any rate, we will be doing the skinning in GIMP (because that is what I am familiar with). For the conversion to DDS we will need Paint.NET."
     
  5. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    Guide is written for free-to-use software only. Photoshop is not free to use, so that will be the main reason :)

    Think we have to wait for TS to react, and see if he did interior and exterior or just the interior.
     
  6. ahh. I did only interiors lol so what do I have to do with exteriors then? I use paint as for the love of everything I can't get dds plug in to work with my photoshop =/
     
  7. Ok, I am sorted now lads. Cheers!
     
  8. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    Good to hear it worked out.

    In regards to the dds plugin. Search google for a dds converter. There are free ones available, which convert the saved PSD file. I had the same issue with the plugin in Photoshop, so I use a seperate convertor which works fine.

    Be aware that you can't just add something on the exterior windows. If you do, the added tekst (name for instance) will be transparant as the window is. It will be visible, but you can look through it sort of speak.
     
  9. Setting the alpha channel is definitely needed for best results, even for the interior window, but if you have a banner that is completely colored in, you don't need to worry about it.

    And glad you are getting things straightened out on the windows :)
     
  10. I couldn't get the photoshop plugin to work in 64bit version but it works fine in 32.
     
  11. CS5 x64 on Windows7 x64, the nVidia .dds plugin works for me....
     
  12. I use CS3 in Win7 64bit, WinXP 32bit, and Vista 32bit and I have never had any issues with the nVidia DDS plugin.
     
  13. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    Well, I must admit that after having an issue with installing it once, I just looked for a convertor. Didn't bother to try again.

    The convertor works fine for me, so I didn't feel the need to download it again. Shall try it, just to see if it's me doing something stupid :p
     
  14. Actually I managed to get that bloody dds plug in work on my photoshop =-) gets easier now