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just wanted to share this kitbashed block II-ish shuttle (inspired by pathfinder) That I made using this mod as the framework.  The shuttle is named endurance and flies really nicely. 

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A number of posts have been removed.   Now that the link to the other mod in production has been given, let's direct discussion of that mod to that thread, and keep this one on topic. 

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2 hours ago, ExMachina said:

Does this model work with FAR?

No, not really.  There are a few parts (especially the split rudder) that can't be configured correctly in FAR. That being said, it will fly, but the aerodynamics aren't remotely right.

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Hello Again, I have some stuff now

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So I learned Gimp and messed around with the Shuttle ET Textures for pride month.

Then along with that I made some extra textures for stuff such as

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Yellow ET

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Yes there are more colors than just yellow such as Green, Red, Purple, and an improved STs-1 white

Originally this was a mod I made a fork of called "reCOLOR", but then I realized that the textures are based off of Benjees textures and thus requires permission to release, which I do not have. So I took it down and just am using the files for myself. But if possible I will try to get permission from @benjee10 about it, or I'll just send the files and stuff to someone who already has permission and see if they would like it and would want to release it.

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14 minutes ago, yummyKSP said:

can someone give me some help with launch with RSS using mechjeb ive read the manual but i still seem to struggle 

Struggle in which ways? Does your rocket just fail to reach orbit, does it pitch down into the ground, etc. I need some more info than I'm sure we can figure something out.

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4 hours ago, SpaceFace545 said:

Struggle in which ways? Does your rocket just fail to reach orbit, does it pitch down into the ground, etc. I need some more info than I'm sure we can figure something out.

Mine does that too sometimes in KSRSS where it reaches like 15 degrees at like 10km

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On 5/20/2022 at 9:13 AM, Arthurism said:

Oooh, while you're doing buran's tiled surface, can you also do Columbia and Challenger's tiled body?

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Hello there, I'm gonna get straight to the point here. I made a texture pack that adds a part switch that changes the cockpit, payload bay, and delta wing textures to be more inline with Columbia and Challenger's tiled design. And I'm wondering if @benjee10 would allow me to share this as a mod :).

Here's some sneak peeks:

Challenger:

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Columbia:

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23 hours ago, Arthurism said:

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The texture pack also has Columbia's tiled delta wing texture with the black TPS at the front but I don't really have any good picture of it.

Looks awesome. Have you tried generating a normal map texture for highlighting the tiles? I'm still getting the hang of editing UVs and that is next on my want-to-learn list.

Speaking of, now's probably a good time to show off something similar that I've been working on: 

A set of textures that replicates the "scorched" exteriors that the Orbiters began to display towards the end of their lives in the late 2000s. Loosely based on Discovery after returning from STS-133, her last mission.
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Still polishing, then I'll probably see if can write them into the existing B9PartSwitchConfigs, or perhaps hand them off to another SOCK Recolor mod :P

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On 6/25/2022 at 1:44 PM, Arthurism said:

Hello there, I'm gonna get straight to the point here. I made a texture pack that adds a part switch that changes the cockpit, payload bay, and delta wing textures to be more inline with Columbia and Challenger's tiled design. And I'm wondering if @benjee10 would allow me to share this as a mod :).

Here's a sneak peek:

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The texture pack also has Columbia's tiled delta wing texture with the black TPS at the front but I don't really have any good picture of it.

 

You should send it over the the SOCK Recolor mod for now

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5 hours ago, lemon cup said:

Looks awesome. Have you tried generating a normal map texture for highlighting the tiles? I'm still getting the hang of editing UVs and that is next on my want-to-learn list.

Speaking of, now's probably a good time to show off something similar that I've been working on: 

A set of textures that replicates the "scorched" exteriors that the Orbiters began to display towards the end of their lives in the late 2000s. Loosely based on Discovery after returning from STS-133, her last mission.
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Still polishing, then I'll probably see if can write them into the existing B9PartSwitchConfigs, or perhaps hand them off to another SOCK Recolor mod :P

Oh my god your mod looks soo cool!
And yes, I've been trying to make a normal map, but whenever I load it inside KSP it just looks like garbage.
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Maybe I didn't export the .dds correctly? It would be great if you could help me fix this problem!
I could DM you the normal map I used for testing if you want (the one in the image).

2 hours ago, Galileo chiu said:

You should send it over the the SOCK Recolor mod for now

Good idea, if Benjee does not respond I'll probably send it to them once it's complete.

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2 hours ago, Arthurism said:

...whenever I load it inside KSP it just looks like garbage.

If by that you mean the "seam" down the middle that's probably a result of the weird normal map system KSP uses (I'm not sure if it's a Unity thing or just KSP). Most other software uses the R, G, and B channels for the normal map, but KSP uses R, G/B and A for some reason. (I say G/B because usually these are identical and I cannot remember which is used.) When viewed in an editor such as Photoshop your normal map should be mostly a sort of pink colour rather than the blue you'd normally get.

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59 minutes ago, Alphathon said:

If by that you mean the "seam" down the middle that's probably a result of the weird normal map system KSP uses (I'm not sure if it's a Unity thing or just KSP). Most other software uses the R, G, and B channels for the normal map, but KSP uses R, G/B and A for some reason. (I say G/B because usually these are identical and I cannot remember which is used.) When viewed in an editor such as Photoshop your normal map should be mostly a sort of pink colour rather than the blue you'd normally get.

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yea the one I used has a pink color

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I've seen other people say "use DXT5 for colormaps and DXT5_nm for normal maps" my problem could be that I'm not using the correct compression type. But I don't know how to change the compression type in the .dds exporter that I use (which is the Nvidia Texture Exporter photoshop plugin).

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41 minutes ago, Arthurism said:

 I don't know how to change the compression type in the .dds exporter that I use (which is the Nvidia Texture Exporter photoshop plugin).

You can set the compression type in the dropdown to the left of the save button in the dds exporter.

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