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Mickel

BN-2 repaint problem

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Folks

 

I've made a (no doubt) rookie mistake.  I'm trying to do a repaint for the Flight1 Islander and things have not gone to plan:

 

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Any ideas, pointers or otherwise useful advice?  It's my first attempt, so please play nice.

 

Cheers

 

 

Mike

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Try flipping the texture vertically when you save it.

 

Are you using DXTBmp, ImageTool, nVidia plugin?

 

regards,

Joe

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That is going to look good when you've sussed out the vertical flipping bit. In the bottom left hand corner of DXTBmp there is a double headed arrow(up and down ways) click that, then save as .dds

I, of course, have NEVER done what you have done Mike. Nor have you Joe eh? :rolleyes:

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Nor have you Joe eh?

Me???   No.........never................maybe once...........or twice......

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Thanks guys. I was hoping it would be something simple. I'll give it a go and post WIP results. I'm using PS Elements and DXTbmp. I see why you regular artists say painting gets addictive. I don't think this will be the last one I do.

 

Mike

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This is a little closer to the mark.  A bit more work to do around the nose and tail.  I'm going to turn the weathering off as well, since the white rather spoils things.  Should be done by Xmas.

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Thanks again.

 

Mike

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That is looking VERY good! For me, the most important thing is detail. I imagine someone looking at a paint very closely and discovering a line doesn't quite join up. :shok:  I know it can be a challenge on multi-sheet painkits!

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Looking good! You picked a great subject and colurscheme for your first paint! Does the nvidia plugin not work with PS elements? That way you could do away with the need for dxtbmp and having to remember to flip stuff (you can set it to automatically flip them for you)...

 

And yes, I'm a compulsive pixel counter - nearly drove me mad working on paints for the jf dc3 - I just have to fix every single misplaced pixel...

 

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Gents

 

Is there any way to make the prop spinners base colour white?

 

I'll look into the nVidea thing. There is a download, I think.

 

I can have mild CDO symptoms (letters in alphabetical order, as they should be) from time to time. So rogue pixels will be dealt with.

 

Mike

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