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Old 16-05-2010, 04:06 AM   #61
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Ok Im into the texture side, Kurt thanks, I use PS a little bit and you have refreshed and shown some good stuff.

Ok I couldnt find a metal texture so I made my own. Grabbed one of the colours I use mucked around with it but it doesnt look right to me?? can I have some critique please, and if you want to throw things at me for doing it wrong, please throw food......Im hungry.

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And if asked the reason it is grey/green at the end is Im doing it in Australian fatigue instead of the British one. Texture ref below
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ventral colour

doesnt look too bad, I might apply some noise to it.
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Nice colloring.
Give a very hard solid surface.
With some dirt will look fantastic.
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Hi stormy how are ya??

Thanks mate!! its my very first texture so I am trying very hard not to bugger it up!!! Dont worry mate, these are just the base coats, I will be adding dirt, dust, fuel burns etc as well mate. I HATE showroom military vehicles LOL. Nice and dirty!!

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heres a shot of the ventral with noise in the texture so it doesnt look too flat.
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Ok last one for the night, beeddddttiiimmeeee.

Start of the 2 tone.

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Hi Bullet
If you are having problem matching your seam you can use the maya paint tool to fix them...........dave
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hanks dave,

I will keep that in mind when I get the 2 tone done and need to touch up.

I will hopefully have the base done tonight.

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If anyone can answer, what is the best method to get a high res on the fiddly bits?? dave is that the maya paint tool??

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lighting, I guess I have to think about that shortly too? damn, more brain cells to burn.
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I have maya unlimited go to rendering then texture its called the 3D paint tool, then I think you need to change the paint opereation to clone.............dave

answer to your first question would be to make the small part bigger in uv space
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Hi dave,

thank mate, I have unlimited 8 so I should have it.

Yeh I thought the UV scale had something to do with it. I have already exported the whole thing. I guess I could miss the part out in the 'total' UV and just export the part I want and assign a new material.

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After all the UV wrangling its great when a model starts to come to life

My tip for the week would be dont forget to keep your photo shop layers labelled properly.

Later on you will have tonnes of them. You will also have several grime layers that you can combine seperatley at the end to create a dirt mask to break up the reflections.

Dont mess with scaling UV's too mutch try a higher res texture, if certain parts arnt uniform you will find it difficult to create a nice bump map for the rivets and panels, which i allways do first, it guides me then where the dirt and scratches should go etc..

Have fun Bullet, looking good.
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Thank paldav,

yes it is satisfying now to get the life into the girl!!! I learnt some tricks etc when mapping now, so I will keep that in my mind.

Yeh mate, layers, used to using them at work, kerb layer, road layer etc etc so that isnt a problem. I save the PSD quite regular so all of my layers are there. I have merged a few though. I keep them well named so its not confusing.

I did read somehwere that scaling UV's too much could end up pear shape, so I have that in mind too. Higher res texture?? I will Google that one mate..LOL I know how to do the simple things in PS not overly familiar with all of its beauty yet, another avenue for brain destruction!!

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Well Im into the tut where Kurt is mucking around in Maya and PS, I have sort of followed his lead, PS shadows, blur etc, Maya, fractal, grain colour etc. I dont like the look of it?? Can anyone crit please?

I think the fatigue is too transparent in the Olive green and the edges are too spread ie not clean lines.

The overall fractal I think has given it a 'blotchy' look too I reckon.

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What i did when i first started texturing was to get free concrete textures and stuff and rusty metal.

Import them into your master psd file then play with the blending modes and opacity, also paint with the eraser set to soft and low opacity.

The fractal can look too uniform overall. When i get home i will send you one of my textures, the one i used for some of my star wars models is full of these kind of cheats.

Give you somthing to jam off and do better.
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