Different skins

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Re: Different skins

Post by asuser » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:16 am

Looks really great! Thank you! :D

I try also to experiment with the skins...
The skin function above the unit model
is tricky, so the side of the units are mirrored, if you
want to put a special sign on.

Especially the British vehicles in Afrika got
a three color scheme like this:

viewtopic.php?f=374&t=100588&p=872147#p872134

Do you try that also somewhere?

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Re: Different skins

Post by GabeKnight » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:01 pm

In case I forgot: Thanks everyone involved and sharing in this thread! :D
Most, if not all, of the skins I'm still using are from this thread, I believe. Thanks, guys!

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Re: Different skins

Post by Mascarenhas » Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:08 pm

A question: most of the skins are labeled as "germany". Are them usable also for other parties/nations? If so, how to do it?

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Re: Different skins

Post by bebro » Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:33 pm

Either you edit in more factions separated by comma into the skins.txt, like:
factions = hungary, germany, ussr
This makes the skin selectable for those three countries.

BTW, people who do scenarios can also script units to be skinned by trigger, then the faction limits are ignored. This gets improved with Red Storm, when this is out you can also unskin by trigger.

But it's also possible to make a skin available for all factions by simply leaving out the faction entry in skins.txt alltogether, like:
[WINTER_5]
id = 22
texture = winter_5
category = land
This skin works for any country, provided its units do accept skins. Which is a work in progress still, but the list is growing.

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Re: Different skins

Post by GabeKnight » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:08 pm

Mascarenhas wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:08 pm
A question: most of the skins are labeled as "germany". Are them usable also for other parties/nations? If so, how to do it?
Change the last part of the skin-image file to "_land_all.png". Or some specific other faction.

bebro wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:33 pm
Either you edit in more factions separated by comma into the skins.txt, like:
Did I miss something or what's the advantage using the "skins.txt" file to just placing the image files inside the \Skins folder?
Editing the skins file seems like a complicated way to achieve the same thing. :?:

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Re: Different skins

Post by Mascarenhas » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:26 pm

Yeah, for me it works fine, just moving the images into the proper folder. At least, in GKM it's all I had to to.

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:11 pm

Soviet skin, ww2?

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Edit -> skin reworked :

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:21 am

Another soviet skin for the upcoming DLC :

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:46 am

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Re: Different skins

Post by bebro » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:17 am

Very nice work :)

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:22 pm

Soviet Winter

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:11 pm

A final camouflage used to transport Soviet units by train :

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:37 pm

terminator wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:11 pm
A final camouflage used to transport Soviet units by train
After testing on the battlefield, a little clearer is better :

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:08 am

terminator wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:22 pm
Soviet Winter
Reworked (dirtier effect):

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Re: Different skins

Post by Erik2 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:20 am

I think all custom skins should be available for download from the crate.
Preferably downloaded into the correct folder for instant use.

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Re: Different skins

Post by asuser » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:32 am

Beautiful skins! Thanks terminator! :D

It seems, that the "randomized pixel overlay" over the main skin brings additional color harmonization.

Do you use also GIMP for these effects?

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:12 am

asuser wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:32 am
Beautiful skins! Thanks terminator! :D

It seems, that the "randomized pixel overlay" over the main skin brings additional color harmonization.
Thanks,

The "randomized pixel overlay" allows to have a more accentuated matte effect and for winter textures to have a dirty effect.
asuser wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:32 am
Do you use also GIMP for these effects?
Not at the moment. I only used paint.net but I would have to switch to GIMP because it is missing the airbrush for example.

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:37 pm

A new soviet winter skin

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:00 pm

terminator wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:37 pm
A new soviet winter skin
Reworked (clearer background)

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Re: Different skins

Post by kondi754 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:37 am

Hi,
I don't have much time now but I prepared 2 skins for the new DLC
I have also described my inspirations below
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