Counter Strike Source
CS: Source Airman Woodland Camo Skin
BACKGROUND OF SKIN AND INSPIRATION ------------------------------------------------ My very first skin was my 3E9X1 CBRNE RECON skin. I made this skin to honor those of my AFSC (career
field) in the US Air Force. There have been several versions since. Though this one, takes the preverbial cake. With the help of my Best Friend, a.k.a. \"Hollowpoint,\" and his 5 megapixel digital camera, I dug out all of my Woodland Camo BDU\'s, Tac-Vest, Nomex Gloves, Boots, Web Belt, and a Decomissioned (non-servicable) PASGT Kevlar Helmet that I bought as a collector\'s item right around the time when I was honorably discharged. Then I put all of my gear on, and my friend then took closeup snapshots of every possible angle, shadow, crease, seam, wrinkle, rank chevron and all else possible. We were determined to get the best texture detail possible for this skin. With the help of his high-res camera (which is more than twice the resolution of my mediocre 2 gigapixel digital camera that I have previously been using for most of my skins), I managed to digitally import actual photos for EVERY SINGLE TEXTURE WITHIN THIS SKIN, aside from the following, which I modified from scratch or used my normal method of filter-alteration: Vest Collar, Pistol Holster, Plastic Buckles, Goggles, Chinstrap. EVERYTHING ELSE in this skin is from an actual photograph, digitally captured and mastered. Yes, even my face and eyes and nose and everything we could possibly get are in this skin. ...even the button fly in the BDU pants, and the re-enforced elbow seams on the arms. This single skin alone required 16 man-hours to complete. I\'ve never worked in a collaborative effort in skinning yet, but this particular design called for intense attention to detail, and would otherwise take me a week to finish. Even when I worked alone on a skin, they never took me longer than 5 hours to start collecting images/textures to a finished skin. I hope the sense of a more intense skinning effort will bring some appreciation to this skin.