2019 RD MINI Challenge | Custom Skins

Discussion in 'RD MINI Challenge by Extreme Simracing' started by Davy Vandevenne, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Davy Vandevenne

    Davy Vandevenne
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    Use this thread to ask your skinning questions, share pictures, and talk anything skin related!

    We highly recommend to create your own skin or ask a fellow skinner to help you in this thread.
    Custom skins are submitted to @Davy Vandevenne via PM with a download link.
    Skins should be submitted by the end of the 5th of january 2019
    A skin pack will be made available for download shortly after.

    Restrictions and general guidelines
    • The download link to the skin template v1.1 can be found HERE (updated 18/12/2018)
    • You may design the body of the vehicle except changing the number plate
    • Windows must remain as they are, with only the driver name and number being changed - no design changes!
    • If you wish, your windows can be created by the staff to ensure they all use the same design.
    • When sending the skin provide the .veh file with your rim color choice black or silver.
    • Logo's have been added in MiniBody.psd (Optional not mandotary)
    Example on how the windows and number plate should look like.
    Skin Example.jpg

    Tutorial for window textures with photoshop credits to @TTupsi
    You need the nVidia Plug-in for saving .DDS file format.
    https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-texture-tools-adobe-photoshop
    DDS Export Settings are:
    DDS Export Settings.jpg

    This a rf2 example but method is the same.
    https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/vwsr-s4-create-your-custom-skins.102075/#post-1984461

    Create with Gimp + DDS export settings
    https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/anyone-using-gimp-to-paint-skin-cars.111214/#post-2095033
    Tutorial for Gimp:
    https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/making-a-car-skin-for-rfactor-2-tutorial.10505/

    ***Update***
    The complete skinpack is now available
    https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/2019-rd-mini-challenge-skinpack.24733/
     
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  2. EireGreen™

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    Hey Davy, is it possible to take the original skin? I don´t know anyone who creates me one.

    Greets
     
  3. Bram Hengeveld

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    There are plenty of talented painters in the AMS community in case anybody is looking for one.

    I am sure if somebody reaches out they are more then willing to assist.

    But I am sure @Davy Vandevenne can arrange you a default skin as well if needed :)
     
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  4. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

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    Hello, I am in need of some help (big help) for a mini livery
    - I can provide very good details of what I imagine the livery should look like
    - at the moment its not 100% sure livery will make the league so just a heads-up
    - more than willing to reward good efforts
    Pls pm me, I'm an awful person :)
     
  5. Franklin Stegink

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    I send you my skin as soon as possible
     
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  6. EireGreen™

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    Very well Bram. One single default skin would suffice. I hope Davy finds time for that.
    Greetings
     
  7. Celtic Pharaoh

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    Hi there,

    I was wondering if we're allowed to personalise certain elements of the livery to distinguish between drivers? Specifically, the roof colour (e.g.: National flags of each driver) and mirror colour. Thanks
     
  8. Celtic Pharaoh

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    Sorry to bother about this as I'm new to making skins for AMS. I'm having a strange problem where the extra bits (e.g.: Windshield, glass, gloves etc.) won't show up in game. I've attached a few screenshots of the folder structure, veh file and what it looks like in game so far. Anyone know what the problem might be?
     

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  9. jayjfinn

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    Your extra textures need the Cooper28 prefix, e.g. "Cooper28Driver.dds".
     
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  10. Celtic Pharaoh

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    Thank you :) that did fix it

    Now I have a new problem :(

    This >>
     

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  11. Davy Vandevenne

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    IMPORTANT!

    With the arrival of our sponsor for the league a few changes have been made on the skin template.
    Windows have now the Extreme Simracing logo and the body has a mandatory RD number plate.
    Please do not change or move anything.
    Skin Template v1.1 is released now and can be found in the first post of this thread.
    New example picture posted.

    Thanks and Happy Skinning:)
     
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  12. Kresh

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    I have the same problem, don't know what to do.
     
  13. Alex Townsend

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    Hi guys. I have no skinning experience and not sure where to start.
    Are there any free programs that can be used for this and any tips for getting a quick and nasty skin together for a newbie?
     
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  14. jayjfinn

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    @Celtic Pharaoh & @Kresh the alpha layer must be edited too to make the numbers visible. I can take a look maybe tonight or tomorrow if you need help, just gimme a shout :)
     
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  15. Davy Vandevenne

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    Guys this might help.
    I've posted a tutorial link in the first post at the bottom for creating your window textures.
    Have a look
    :)
     
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  17. Davy Vandevenne

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    If your looking for a livery creater have a look in the AMS skin section. PM talented skinners with a few guidelines what you want (color sheme) and the link for the template.
    I'm sure they love to help you out.
    https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/categories/ams-skins.122/

    We do not want have half the field driving around in the same default skin;)
     
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  18. Frank Lehmann

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    Yes you're right. You have to select Numbers and Names and fill the selected parts with white color in the alpha channel.

    Alpha channel should look like this ...
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  19. Kresh

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  20. alejandroid80

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    I can't make the windows work.... I've read this entire post, and the tutorials, but I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, but I can't find it.
    I've done some skins for rFactor2, Assetto, iRacing....but now I'm stucked here.
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    I'll leave you here my .veh and skins, and folders if anyone could help me

    Thank you
     
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