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Repaint Me Own Plane!  
User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

Hello,

I have seen templates of planes on websites where you can save them ect.So I have, And I have my own livery, but want to know how to paint them to look proper, Someone has showed me a livery they designed and it looked great, but I haven't been able to ask them what they used how they did it ect, SO I'm asking, what can I use? I have paint, ect, but none of this fancy stuff, and don't really want to buy something, so what do you lot use?

Any pic's to show us all too ?

cya

Jimmi

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User currently offlineBully707 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1037 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2641 times:
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For a proper repaint, you need a programme like paint shop pro or photo shop pro...I think.

Plus it will probably take a whole lot of patience to do it...  Wink  Wink

I know that I will not try to do it, as I lack the patience....!!!

Godspeed

Bully



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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Hey

I have paint shop pro 8, Do I do the same for a FS paint job?

European
Jimmi


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/kazkaz/boh.jpg
 airplane  Fly Norman Air!!  airplane 


User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

Hey

LOL Kaz, Thats a good name actually, LOL!!!  Smile


European
Jimmi


User currently offlineBluepoole From South Africa, joined Jan 2005, 51 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Jimmi, drop me an email and I will send you a set of instructions which may help you.


Aircraft types flown on: A319, B727, B732, B733, B738, B744, DC9, MD82, DH3, DH4
User currently offlineEduardo Lepe From Mexico, joined Feb 2002, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

If you want I can help you too I have painted several planes.

Just send me a mail and I will gladly help you.

Regards!



Best Regards!!! Eduardo Lepe.
User currently offlineDreamer From Norway, joined Jul 2004, 374 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

Eduardo,

Hi, I'd like to hear how to repaint some planes. I just sent you an email....

Thanks,

-dreamer



still dreaming after all these years
User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2469 times:

I'm a painter, not a texture artist but i've got some stuff on Avsim. Look up Amy Gardner in the library search to see what kind of stuff I can do.

Need any help, just ask!



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User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Quoting Amy (Reply 8):
I'm a painter, not a texture artist

Maybe I'm not thinking of something, but what's the difference between the two?  Confused

-Q



Long live the A330!
User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Hey

Just looked back at the thread today, I'll send you an e-mail, thanks for offering to help.

Amy,

http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.ph...ion=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=76751

Pretty good stuff

cya

Jimmi

EDIT: One of the planes I wanted to paint is an Posky 747-200 in the Green European livery (G-BDXF) as they have the Red and the Blue.

[Edited 2005-04-03 11:37:45]

User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Hi

I have repainted a plane, but it doesn't appear on my FS2004 when I got to fly it, it's not even it the options, How do U put it back on?

Thanks

Jimmi


User currently offlineSynakus From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

I once tried modifying a bmp in photoshop, I was trying to put my face on the tail section of an A320. After I re-saved the bmp, FS9 would crash when I loaded the aircraft.

Any ideas what caused this?

Was I doing it the wrong way?


User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2307 times:
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Quoting European (Reply 11):
I have repainted a plane, but it doesn't appear on my FS2004 when I got to fly it, it's not even it the options, How do U put it back on?

Did you add it to the aircraft.cfg?



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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3350 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

Quoting Synakus (Reply 12):
I once tried modifying a bmp in photoshop, I was trying to put my face on the tail section of an A320. After I re-saved the bmp, FS9 would crash when I loaded the aircraft.

Any ideas what caused this?

Was I doing it the wrong way?

You probably saved it as a .bmp with Adobe Photoshop, am I right? The texture then needs to be converted with a special software (I recommend DXTBmp, and it's free!), or FS will crash when trying to load it.


User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

1. download DXTBmp (google it)
2. If you want a really nice professional looking repaint get PSP or CS2.If you dont have it/can afford it/to honest to try to get a copy use MS paint
3. Open the aircraft default textures in DXTBmp
4. click on "send to editor" (its somewhere under the top menu)
5. edit
6. save it
7. In DXTBmp click on "reload after edit"
8. Save it as a DXT3
9. Do some changes needed in aircraft.cfg you usually do when adding a new repaint
10. open flight sim,enjoy

These are really basic instructions-if you want a more detailed set just give me an email.




Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

NICE SCENERY!!!!!!!!! Wink

To make the textures appear, you have to use DXTbmp or Imagetool to convert them to something that I forget. Can someone please elaborate more on this?



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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 16):
To make the textures appear, you have to use DXTbmp or Imagetool to convert them to something that I forget.

You have to take ur edited textures and save them as "DXT3". Also on the left-where it says "mipmaps",uncheck everything over there. You dont need mipmaps in fs2004. The reason is is the alpha channels (reflective textures). they are included in the FS texture files to make ur planes well,shine. They are not default bitmap formats (texutres are 24bit,default are 16bit). Therefore you need to save them through DXTBmp unless you want a completley grey aircraft.

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 16):
NICE SCENERY!!!!!!!!!

Thanks  Wink just BETA testing fs2010 Big grin



Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 16):
DXTbmp or Imagetool

Completely unnecessary. Simply save your textures with adobe photoshop as 32 bit bitmap. You can convert them to make them smaller file sizes but it's not necessary and i find it's rather a pain.



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