2019 RD MINI Challenge | Custom Skins

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

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  1. Bram Hengeveld

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    If you are open to suggestions: black rims look so much better on the MINI imo. Especially with the rocking Gulf livery :inlove:
     
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  2. rustyjabs67

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    This is my skin, for some reason my windows are steamed up. I have tried to fix, but no good...any help/ideas will be so appreciated. I like to drive in cockpit, but cant.
     

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  3. Andrew Harper

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    Looks like a simple case of the alpha channel going a bit wrong. An easy fix so not an issue. Did you save it as DXT5? If you saved as DXT1 by accident it will leave out the alpha channel and the windows go solid. Otherwise I can quickly sort this for you.

    EDIT: No longer relevant! lol ;)
     
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  4. alexSchmurtz

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    No need to worry about your windows: I think @Davy Vandevenne has fixed them for the skinpack. Don't worry, you'll be able to use your car once the pack is released! :)
     
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  5. Davy Vandevenne

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    Skinpack is released! Download HERE
    A temporary practice server is running for round1 with the pre-qualify password for testing your skinpack install. You can only join the server with the released skinpack.
    Follow install directions in download section.
     
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  6. Bram Hengeveld

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    Awesome work, thanks so much for all this Davy!
     
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  7. rustyjabs67

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    Amazing what else is there to say!!! But thanks
     
  8. rustyjabs67

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    Thanks Andy, it is a dds file? I don't recall seeing DXT's
     
  9. Andrew Harper

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    No worries matey, I assume it was all sorted for you by Davy.

    DDS files come in different "flavours" DXT5 is the standard type for most bodywork liveries in racing sims. You have the main layers which have the livery design on and then a separate alpha channel which in the livery case determines the speculator of the livery, on other words how shiny it is.

    Saving as a DXT1 DDS file, misses out this alpha channel. Why would you do that you may ask? Well if you have a driver helmet but it's inside a car, an alpha channel is not really necessary as no light will hit it, same for the racing suit and so on.

    On the glass images that AMS uses, the black parts of the alpha channel are totally see through, white is solid.

    Here's the alpha layer below to show you what I mean. You can see I've selected Channels and then the alpha layer.

    If this is lost for some reason the window file becomes slightly messed up and you end up with solid windows. Great for privacy, not very good for seeing where you are going! lol ;)

    What I assume is either the alpha channel is missing from your file or it's become all white in colour.

    I'm a bit busy at the moment with other liveries but if RD want me to I can maybe write up a proper "how to make windows" guide in the main AMS forum page.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. rustyjabs67

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    Thanks for the info, and I can now see out the windscreen....
     

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  11. rustyjabs67

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    Fantastic @Davy Vandevenne all works, tried and fully tested..Thank you
     

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  12. Isaac Chavira

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    This is a team I made up for my Mazda in iRacing. If anyone wants my assets to make it a Mini Team, let me know. Or send me a template to look at.

    BENGAL RACING WALLPAPER.png
     
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  14. rustyjabs67

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    Hi, a friend designed my skin, first time for him, also he did not have the game...I like the 'personal' identity as such I really want a specific design. Do you charge, (not an issue), as I am keen to have a chat...PM me please thanks
     
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  15. Scott duncan

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    hello guys

    not mean to be a nitemare but im downloading this skinpack, following the process but its not in my AMS page 2

    can anyone talk me through it to i get this done

    cheers
     
  16. Jakal31

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    Did you point the install to your AMS root folder?
     
  17. Scott duncan

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    yeah
     
  18. Jakal31

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    Did you go into the game data files and look to see that it is now there?
    Should be game data > vehicles > Mini Challenge > RDMC_S2019

    And, in the series folder, there should be a "RDMC_S2019 SRS file.

    If those two things are not in place, something went wrong.
    If they are....did you check the other pages of icons? Maybe it didn't place it on page two, but if the files are in place, it should be there somewhere.
     
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  19. Scott duncan

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    got it sorted

    cheers for the input though

    appreciate it
     
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  20. Dave Stephenson

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