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06-06-2003, 09:33 PM
Can anyone tell me a good (preferably free) paint program that does textured looking layers on cars locos etc...
06-06-2003, 10:11 PM
Some people swear buy MSPaint that comes with windows... I just swear at it... ;-)
I tried a few free ones...
The GIMP looked to be the most promising... http://www.gimp.org/ but the joy doesn't last.
Not that you want to hear it... but I finally just broke down and purchased JASC Paint Shop Pro. I'd used Photoshop at work... but I actually prefer PSP now...
Try GIMP if you are brave... Good Hunting
06-07-2003, 12:17 AM
Here are two that offer extensive free trial and are pretty inexpensive if you decide to go with one of them, and they are both very powerful.
1 RealDraw Pro by MediaChance http://www.mediachance.com/realdraw
2 ImageForge by Cursorarts http://www.cursorarts.com/ca_imffw.html
06-07-2003, 01:45 AM
How is it that I make a locomotive paintable I wish to do some repaints but I have no clue what program to use to convert the texture files is there a program like one can get for flightsim
06-07-2003, 08:01 AM
Do a search for Dogwaffle. Not tried it, but it is free and supposed to be reasonable to use.
06-07-2003, 08:03 AM
To convert your texture files into a usable MSTS format you need TGATool2. This will help you do things the easy way.
06-07-2003, 11:08 AM
Thanks baldwin I was wondering how it is done in MSTS i have been repinting planes in CFS and FS98 but I havent been able to do so here.
I am one of those who dosnt fear UP and if I can figure out how to paint here you will see a few UP repaints from me as I personaly would not be afraid if UP wanted to take me on in court about it if they would but I dont really think they would as they probbably dont follow what goes on in msts as I think they have better things to do with there time
Long Live the Steam
06-07-2003, 09:51 PM
Thanks for the info... this is kinda of a long shot but I was wondering if anyone here could link me a site or sites that have instructions or tips info on how to do the more complicated cars / locos that have the textured or very pixilated look, or perhaps offer some tips / instructions to an unexperienced dolt(that would be me) whos trying to learn reskinning techniques. Any and all help would be wonderful.
06-08-2003, 01:22 PM
AHA! Youve discovered one the first problem with reskinning.
1st Discovery by Train Simmers: The SIM does horrible things to your colors if you have alpha channels (see through windows and stuff) unless you add *noise*.
2nd Discovery by Train Simmers: Getting rid of that added noise to do a reskin is a royal pain.
Rick Lamp gave some "great" repainting instructions to Bill Hemb a while back in the forum but it appears that those messages are no longer available. :-(
I think I have it archived... send me an email email@example.com
06-08-2003, 05:58 PM
> Thanks baldwin I was wondering how it is done in MSTS i
>have been repinting planes in CFS and FS98 but I havent been
>able to do so here.
>I am one of those who dosnt fear UP and if I can figure out
>how to paint here you will see a few UP repaints from me as
>I personaly would not be afraid if UP wanted to take me on
>in court about it if they would but I dont really think they
>would as they probbably dont follow what goes on in msts as
>I think they have better things to do with there time
>Long Live the Steam
yeah like buy other rail companys ;)
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