As the title states, how do i make skins and icons for units? Just a few days ago i got Pain.NET and have no clue how to edit half the stuff in EaW. Is there a tutorial somewhere where i can learn how to make icons and edit the skins? If there isnt a tutorial, does someone have the time to explain it to me?
I'm trying to expand my EaW know how from jus XML coding to: XML Coding, Skinning, and Icon making.
And is Skinning and Icons the only thing Paint.NET can do or is there something im forgeting?
Here's where you can find the icon tutorial I made: http://forums.filefront.com/sw-eaw-modding-mapping-editing/342656-icon-making-tutorial.html
thx do you know how to edit/create skins?
I swear this is in the master sticky...... A photoshop program (make skin) hex editor to apply skin. do not ask me how to use the damn hex editor
Hex editing is very easy. 1upD wrote a tutorial on this: Re-skinning tutorial
The thing is that he (and I) want to know how to make a skin, not what program is required, I mean all of the skins I have looked at with paint.net appear as either nothing visible or a bunch of apparently random pixels, I want to know where to put each pixel (I know there is a way that the program simplifies it, but I want to know how to do that.) I already know about re-skinning and I'm about to do it to create blue and yellow lasers in my mod. Also, I don't have photoshop, will other image-editing programs work (I have paint.net as I mentioned above)?