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    How can i repaint if loco as dds texture

    i tried converting dds to ace then repaint but file lost its transparency. So how can i repaint dds texture file. Any tutorial would be appreciated

    #2
    Hi Folks,

    How are you making the DDS? Via the NVidia Plugin?

    Regards,
    Scott
    <a href=https://www.trainsim.com/forums/filedata/fetch?filedataid=80663&type=full title=thumb_80663.png >thumb_80663.png</a>​ My Blender Models

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      #3
      You should be able to open the coresponding shape with Shape Viewer and export the individual .dds textures as .tga files. Do whatever modifications you need to then re-export the .tga to an .ace file with alpha and or DXT1 compression to preserve the transparency using TGA Tool.

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        #4
        If you already have .dds textures just open them in a paint program that handles .dds. Paintdotnet does.
        Edit them, save them, done.
        There is no reason to even deal with .aces.

        Randy

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          #5
          Caveat. DDS is a lossy format... so actually EDITING a DDS file tends to lose pixel data. DDS files use 'lossy' compression which means that you will lose detail and color information compared to your original texture.
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            #6
            Originally posted by pwillard View Post
            Caveat. DDS is a lossy format... so actually EDITING a DDS file tends to lose pixel data. DDS files use 'lossy' compression which means that you will lose detail and color information compared to your original texture.

            The loss of quality is barely perceptible.
            depends on the capacity of the video card.
            By the way the colleague ... is msts / open rails .
            so it won't make much difference.

            Software:
            ACCEPT
            TGATOOLS
            (any image editing program)

            Convert or not to .DDs
            Chimbica Dash8

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              #7
              Originally posted by RajputWarrior1 View Post
              i tried converting dds to ace then repaint but file lost its transparency. So how can i repaint dds texture file. Any tutorial would be appreciated
              Software:
              ACCEPT
              TGATOOLS
              (any image editing program)

              Convert or not to .DDs
              Chimbica Dash8

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                #8
                Originally posted by rdayt View Post
                If you already have .dds textures just open them in a paint program that handles .dds. Paintdotnet does.
                Edit them, save them, done.
                There is no reason to even deal with .aces.

                Randy
                this helped thanks

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                  #9
                  Here is a little more info on the .dds format and it's uses.

                  As Pete mentioned above, work on your textures as a .tga or a .bmp and only save as a .dds.

                  Randy

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                    #10
                    Exactly... Think of DDS like a PDF. Best for your final revision... but not your *working* copy.
                    http://www.railsimstuff.com
                    Just Blender now, 3DCrafter only when I have to.
                    formerly The Keystone Works (All Permissions Granted)
                    https://github.com/pwillard/MSTS-replacement
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