i'm not interested in skinning, (for now, maybe later).
but what i like to know is; i see a lot of skinned weapons, most of the time the weapons look realy great, but the colors (etc) are sometimes not worth showing. so my question; those weapons are they already finisht and make those skinner guys just the colers and textures on it. or do they make the hole weapon from sqretch up?
basically you can make a hole new weapon but u need to code it etc... basically a little mini weapons mod. but if u use winzip or a program to unzip the models.pk3 in the sof2 dir somewere you can use a program like paint shop pro 7 or photoshop to make/paint the skin or color you want on it. try this http://www.sof2files.com/file.stuff?body=Tut_WeapSkins.
there are more tutorials on the left hand side of www.sof2files.com in the sof2 section near the bottom :)
Most people just take the original skins and change the colors and textures. Very few people create new textures. Also, I just hate weapon skins, since they're cheap and we already have like 38978646746787 and most look the same. Skinning players is the real challenge. Many have tried, but few have succeeded.
indead, only a few have succeded, adn the rest is one and the same. leon
Most weapon skins belong in the "Look ma, I can skin!" department.