How to make Brilliant Textures -1 reply

  • 1
  • 2

Please wait...

artgatt

I don't spend enough time here

50 XP

20th May 2007

0 Uploads

24 Posts

0 Threads

#1 10 years ago

Hello, i'm a beginner in BC modding and i've a problem with the textures of my ships. In particular, my textures are too dark. See this as an example: Heavy Frigate, Bridge Commander Downloads, Bridge Commander Other Sci-fi Genres

How i can make brilliant textures ?

I use photoshop. For example, i make a 256x256 tga files with a pattern and a white alpha layer. When i add the tga texture in milkshape, i set the colors (Ambient, Diffuse, Specular and Emissive) to white, but in game the ship is always dark !!! Please help me ! p.s. i'm sorry for my bad english !




laguardia528

GF makes me horny

50 XP

2nd March 2008

0 Uploads

82 Posts

0 Threads

#2 10 years ago

do you make your specular maps with your texture overlays? ex. in almost all ships i've d/led there have been texture TGA's and also other TGA's labeled "specular" or "spec"

i think this is the lighting file, but someone with more experience could tell you one way or the other.




Freakydude

You will succumb to the Freaks

50 XP

24th August 2006

0 Uploads

205 Posts

0 Threads

#3 10 years ago

I'm pretty sure it's a setting in the model itself. Specular files only add more detail to the texture. The lighting is from an alpha channel in the main tga texture which you've already done. I've forgotten how to set the lighting on the model itself though.




MScott

CGI Rendering and Animation

50 XP

20th February 2007

0 Uploads

336 Posts

0 Threads

#4 10 years ago

Ok, I took a look at your ship. First off, there are way too many textures associated with it. I opened it up in max and there were not even enough slots for them all. It was very dark after doing a test render. I tried to import it to milkshape and it said too many chunks to import. We'll take a look at it further at SBP07, but it may take a while. I'll pm you when we figure it out. Do'nt be discouraged. Things get missed in beta testing occaionally. I recently released a dominion ship that looked and performed fine to me. Only to find out after 200 downloads, that it was flying backwards. I had to pull it from BC Files. I'll never understand dominion design I guess.:)




artgatt

I don't spend enough time here

50 XP

20th May 2007

0 Uploads

24 Posts

0 Threads

#5 10 years ago

Thank you all for the answers.

I work in Cinema4D and then export in 3ds for Milkshape. In Cinema4D i can't add textures because when i import the 3ds file in Milkshape, this return me the "too many chunks" error.

Scott, if you want, i can send you the source of one of my ship. In this way you can test better and help me to solve my problem.

However I'll do some other tests to find the error. Thank you all for your support. :)




MScott

CGI Rendering and Animation

50 XP

20th February 2007

0 Uploads

336 Posts

0 Threads

#6 10 years ago

Let me know if this is about what you were looking for and I'll send you the new NIF and textures.:) Assaultshiprender.jpgAssaultshiprender2.jpg




artgatt

I don't spend enough time here

50 XP

20th May 2007

0 Uploads

24 Posts

0 Threads

#7 10 years ago

Damn !!!!!!!! HOW !!!!! :D

I love you !

my email is artgatt [at] gmail.com !!!!

Can you explain to me what you have done?




artgatt

I don't spend enough time here

50 XP

20th May 2007

0 Uploads

24 Posts

0 Threads

#8 10 years ago

Scott, can you explain to me the procedure step by step ? I'm texturing a new ship but i don't know how to make brilliant texture.

Thanks




MScott

CGI Rendering and Animation

50 XP

20th February 2007

0 Uploads

336 Posts

0 Threads

#9 10 years ago

Sarei felice di aiutarli. Insegno solitamente agli amici su MSN using Teamspeak. Ma possiamo usare il email pure. Ciò deve suonare divertente a voi. Non ho parlato italiano durante 15 anni. I do miss Europe. Ciao, Pat.




artgatt

I don't spend enough time here

50 XP

20th May 2007

0 Uploads

24 Posts

0 Threads

#10 10 years ago

Ciao, si per me va bene. Ti scriverò una email per spiegarti bene la situazione.

Hello, it's ok for me. I'll send you an email with the actual progress report.




  • 1
  • 2