Login   * Register * FAQ
It is currently Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:35 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Help change the mod by car on MENCup2018.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:52 pm 
Offline
Racing For Position
Racing For Position
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 8:31 am
Posts: 713
Location: Moscow, Russia
Hi guys. I have a mod Gen6BR machine - https://www.dropbox.com/s/xnubos61ogu5m ... 6.tga?dl=0 I would like to ask to change my mod on the car, if possible. Sorry for the bad english. Thank you.
Alex

_________________
#10 Alex Pab


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Help change the mod by car on MENCup2018.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:29 pm 
Offline
Racing For Position
Racing For Position
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 8:31 am
Posts: 713
Location: Moscow, Russia
Maybe someone knows the site, where they can help me?

_________________
#10 Alex Pab


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Help change the mod by car on MENCup2018.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:31 am 
Offline
1000+ posts! I'm a V8T nutter!
1000+ posts! I'm a V8T nutter!
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:59 pm
Posts: 3789
Location: Germany
Well, I don't know of anyone who takes paint requests, except Pete on occasion.

But why don't you paint it yourself?
All you need is Photoshop, the Chevy camaro template file and WinMip2 to apply the bitmap file to the carfile.

_________________
My other car is a Winston Cup Taurus
Cumulative V8Thunder Winnings since 2007: 71,492,564.89 NR bucks


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Help change the mod by car on MENCup2018.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:30 pm 
Offline
Race Winner!
Race Winner!

Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 4:27 pm
Posts: 495
+1

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."


A few hints if you decide to paint the car yourself (and if you use GIMP):

For the blue-white gradient on the car you're trying to replicate, hold Ctrl when using the gradient tool to apply at a fixed angle.

The Fantrax logo on the quarter panels is in low resolution and at an angle of 1.5°.
For the best quality, use high resolution PNG images with transparent background and resize them after rotating them (unless the angle is n*90°). Otherwise, the image will become blurry.

On a JPG file, I use Selective Gaussian Blur sometimes to cure compression artifacts.
Unsharp Mask may salvage a bad source image a little, too.

To get rid of a unicolor background, use Color to Alpha.

To change the color on a unicolor layer, e.g. the spoiler color or the helmet color, lock the Alpha Channel before applying Bucket Fill. Alternatively, use Hue-Saturation or Colorize.

Google for "nr2003 number sets" if you don't have a set of your own.

The final touches are the smaller sponsor logos on the B pillar and around the rear wheels. I use magnetic guides fairly often, but the car isn't symmetrical around that area.
You can keep the clutter at a minimum if you organise everything in folders and merge or link the layers.

Before exporting to BMP/TGA, disable the mask and mesh layers.

From my experience, the NR2003 Carviewer prefers 24bit bmp. WinMip works alright with TGA. Avoid compression, except when saving the carfile.

WinMip requires MSVBVM50.DLL and MSCOMCTL.OCX in the folder its Exe is located. Under Win10, use Win7 compatibility mode.

___


For creating more complex paintschemes, you'll probably have to use the Path tool and/or mess around with various brushes, effects and transparencies, but that's above my paygrade for the most part and it takes a while to learn. Those tools also have their glitches, so sometimes it may be a good idea to not bother at all.
Keep in mind that the #78 Furniture Row Racing machine used to be all black without any stylistic features for years. Just plain text and a car number.

A good rule is to give shapes borders that provide contrast and complement the colors they separate.

To save yourself some work, Paint by RAH and other sites are a good place to start when looking for a base.

Occasionally, I use Paletton to see what color combinations might work, but more often than not, it already is dictated by the sponsor.

The worst thing someone could do is to copy the track's asphalt/concrete texture and put it on the car. :lol:

_________________
driving animal


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Help change the mod by car on MENCup2018.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:02 am 
Offline
1000+ posts! I'm a V8T nutter!
1000+ posts! I'm a V8T nutter!
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:59 pm
Posts: 1531
Location: Lothian, Scotland
I've got some spare time, I'll do the conversion for you Alex if you like

_________________
vMaxYosh Hughes #00
Velocity Maximum Simulation Racing
www.vMaxSR.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Help change the mod by car on MENCup2018.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:23 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:51 pm
Posts: 10474
He's away on holiday but I expect the answer to be yes lol.

_________________
#8 - Ian Smythe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Help change the mod by car on MENCup2018.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:19 pm 
Offline
1000+ posts! I'm a V8T nutter!
1000+ posts! I'm a V8T nutter!
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:59 pm
Posts: 1531
Location: Lothian, Scotland
Roger that :wink:

.......Spring break Allright for some!!

_________________
vMaxYosh Hughes #00
Velocity Maximum Simulation Racing
www.vMaxSR.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Help change the mod by car on MENCup2018.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:17 pm 
Offline
1000+ posts! I'm a V8T nutter!
1000+ posts! I'm a V8T nutter!
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:59 pm
Posts: 1531
Location: Lothian, Scotland
It was actually a bit of a pain in the hoop to do, we'll presume he has his own crew already :)
Dropbox

_________________
vMaxYosh Hughes #00
Velocity Maximum Simulation Racing
www.vMaxSR.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Help change the mod by car on MENCup2018.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:13 pm 
Offline
Racing For Position
Racing For Position
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 8:31 am
Posts: 713
Location: Moscow, Russia
Wow, thank you very much Yosh!!!!! I hope it is on this machine that I will win my first victory ... :flag:

_________________
#10 Alex Pab


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Help change the mod by car on MENCup2018.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:07 pm 
Offline
Pole Sitter
Pole Sitter
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:38 pm
Posts: 306
Location: West Midlands
Miracles do happen Alex, haha! hope you can pull it off! :first:

_________________
"Its like an oval, so we're gonna drive straight and then we're gonna be turnin' to the left." - Eric Cartman

Image


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron




Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
© 2008 V8Thunder.