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Everything posted by Jarin

  1. I'm glad people like them! You really have to understand the level of cheating I did here, though. I just created a flat square texture on a scratch file of the gray and the orange, then copied that in a square onto a new layer on top of the existing image, <ctrl-t>ransformed the box into whatever shape needed the new color, and set the layer to "multiply". It's the digital equivalent of putting colored shrink-wrap over something. They look good largely because I could retain 90% of the detail of Porkjet's work. The most actual "artistic" work I did was erasing the black stripes and making that area flat white on the base skin before applying the overlay.
  2. Falls into the same category of work as the reskinned 3.75m tanks. I.e. "when I can do original art for it" because the current texture isn't licensed for me to edit the way I did the porkjet parts. Basically, I'd love to, but it's probably going to be a while before I get to that point. If someone with skills for original texture work (rather than just editing like I did) feels like volunteering, that might be different. Otherwise we get to wait on my slow-ass learning curve.
  3. This was actually an intentional change, but was undermined by my borking the normal map hard. I had intended to remove the normal ridges on the far left of the largest tank, and only have ridges on the orange section of the second-smallest (FL-T200). But since the map borked, @Snark had to stick with the original porkjet normal map, so you have ghost ridges that only exist in the bump mapping and not the texture file. The stripe on the 400 was also removed because the coloration went weird with the orange skinning. Fixing that is on the to-do list, but I can really only scrounge modding time on Saturdays right now, so it's going to have to wait for the weekend.
  4. Okay, filing that under "to-do once I think I can actually create original textures" I guess.
  5. Okay, seeing those side by side, next to the orange... I am totally seeing now why @OhioBob called that green. Darn contrasting colors.
  6. MY gif maker fails at compression, so here's a 5.6mb rotating tank animation.
  7. For proof of concept I have recolored... Half a tank. Yeah, I might have misjudged which part of the texture file covered what part of the model. But hey, it works! There we go, much better.
  8. To clarify, I do appreciate the offer of assistance. But this being my first actual foray into KSP modding, I want to start simple.
  9. I think I'm going to stick to editing existing textures rather than try to create entirely new ones, for now. For the rest, I defer to @Snark
  10. It sounds like we're not going to need actual new models, just the image textures. The config should allow the new texture file to be applied to the existing models. If you have experience with turning blender models into parts though, I may have some questions for you soon.
  11. I'll be starting with the black/orange, but assuming that I can make those look not-horrible (far from a given at this point), I'll certainly look at doing the same for all color schemes. Long-term I'd love to be able to have multiple matching color schemes for most tank and structural parts.
  12. Best possible news to see first thing in the morning. Thanks!
  13. I'm fairly confident in my ability to at least do the image editing part; especially since I can (if I understand you correctly) just blatantly steal the base color and texturing from the existing orange/black .dds texture files on the new parts. The one thing I'm worried about is a mention I saw of the 1.41 part tools not being released yet. Might have to wait on that?
  14. The orbital requirement is ap/pe related. You need to be as close to 100x100 as possible. Inclination shouldn't matter.
  15. Okay, that's something to start with anyway. I'll do some research and poking around myself tonight, then see if I can cobble together some marginally-useful questions for the modding-questions subforum. My intent here is to copy as much as humanly (kerbally?) possible from the existing models, trying to just get my hands on the current texture image files, edit the color/texture, and put it straight back, hopefully dodging any alignment and mapping issues by not actually changing anything that would affect it. More than that may be beyond me. Edit: Looks like there may be some useful tutorials in that forum already. Once I can sink some time into the project this friday/weekend, I'll have a better idea how feasible this will be. - really hoping that the fact that all I'm trying to make is some cylinders with a few bits and bobs on them will make things easier. Not messing with engines or doors or anything fancy...
  16. Okay, I have exactly ZERO modding experience... but I DO have some background in graphics and texturing (admittedly a good decade out of practice). I'd be willing to at least take a blind stab at trying to adapt the new texture design to the 1.25 models... but no promises about anything. I'd need someone to point me in the right direction to start, too. Is this something that could be shoehorned into photoshop and blender, or do I need specialized software? (as for licensing, I think my process would just be chucking it in your general direction and saying "here, it's yours now!")
  17. Sorry for being unclear. (and yes, I flubbed the size; 1.25m tanks are what I meant. The basic starters) What I meant was if I wanted to use the new black/orange textures for a rocket, I'd like to switch the 1.25m parts to match. Being able to choose between that and white/black is what I'm going for rather than any particular attachment to the stock appearance.
  18. Any chance of copying the skin-swapping mechanic of the new tanks onto the old 1.5m tanks so we can have a consistent look?
  19. Wow, that's even worse. I was thinking it was a bug, but it's legitimately not possible if you follow the instructions.
  20. So far every last one of them is broken. I've soft-locked the game on each of the first 4 missions, just by trying to go through them. At some point, something doesn't register and the mission won't continue. No fail-state, no way to revert, and "restart" hangs the whole game in the load screen. Hooray for testing...
  21. I made the transfer by just making a standard eastward gravity turn, then targeting Minmus and setting a maneuver node at the AN/DN node opposite the closest approach. That got me close enough to tweak my maneuver for an encounter. EC: Hibernation. The radio message you get after the goo experiment suggests that. Crash objective seems to be bugged hard.
  22. Hibernation works, but the crash condition doesn't. Mission just hangs after impact. That's 3 for 3 missions not completing now...
  23. Resetting the mission also kicks you back to the first stage of the mission. Extremely irritating if you're working on the Jebnik 1. Give us the bloody revert to hangar button back. Whose "brilliant" idea was it to lock it out, anyway? This game is all about building and re-building until something works. Not blindly building with no objectives revealed and hoping you guessed right.
  24. Huh. I must have splashed down too hard and broken something...
  25. Not so sure about that. I landed in the water on my first shot and got Mission: Failure.