Skins can the wheels be painted different colors?

belun

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can i paint the wheels differently? in the textures folder of a car there is only one rim.dds file

also, i am learning modding, so can anyone tell the name of the concept behind the files ending with *_NM.dds? what do i have to learn (in blender e.g.) to do generate those?
 

Stereo

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If there's one rim.dds you can't do separate colours.

NM means normalmap, usually you'd make them in your image editor. In GIMP you need a normal map plugin to do it.
 

formulaHEINE

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Sometimes the color is created with a metal_detail_xy.dds and the rim.dds takes only the shading/AO etc.
But be aware, that the blurred rim effect could sometimes not be affeced by the metal_detail. It varies from car to car.
 

belun

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Sometimes the color is created with a metal_detail_xy.dds and the rim.dds takes only the shading/AO etc.
But be aware, that the blurred rim effect could sometimes not be affeced by the metal_detail. It varies from car to car.
the blurred one is separate... i do not know how to generate that one either.


so, in blender i can generate a UV map (from the mesh), but the _map.dds from AC looks different from the uv map i get from blender. is the thing with green on white an uv map? is it a special kind of map? how do i make the AC one given the mesh?