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PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:11 am

Hello,

A problem with the big units is that a lot of new made small units have no big picture. It will be a mess with the big pictures. So after long thinking a came to a system to make the big units yourself out of the small units. To make it work you have to copy only one file that is attached.

Copy "pzsystem_uirooster" to Panzer Corps/UI/unitinfo

Now we/you can place your units in a nice background were they will look good like the he-177 in the sky above a forest or the Swordfish above the sea.

I will share the backgrounds with you so you can make your own units and show idea's to use it.
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:14 am

Some impressions...................
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:16 am

Some impressions...................
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:18 am

The backgrounds........................
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:21 am

The backgrounds........................
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:23 am

The backgrounds........................
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:30 am

Seaworld..................
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:45 am

Bridge Units
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:20 pm

The V weapons..............
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:21 pm

The V weapons..............
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:39 pm

Ingame
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by Akkula » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:43 pm

Fantastic idea phcas!. Thanks!
Eastern Front: Soviet Storm (v1.96): http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=147&t=50342
Modern Conflicts (v1.1): http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=147&t=72062

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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:27 pm

Thanks Akkula. Trains............................
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by captainjack » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:02 pm

Great idea. Simple and very effective.

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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by T2_2112 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:17 am

Great idea :mrgreen:

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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:05 pm

Mountain Troops
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:23 am

Would you be able to make a set of these for the WWI mod? (I don't own photoshop or any other programs like it that do transperancy - all but a couple of my cureent WWI unit graphics were made by others now.) If so, I can upload a .zip file with all the graphics (or alternatively you can get them from my armoury - viewtopic.php?f=147&t=50632&p=476733#p476733 )

BTW, icon count is somewhere around 40-50

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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:12 am

How to make the units

Step 1
Download the free Paint.NET program from internet

Step 2
Open your unit.png file (Panzer Corps/Graphics/units)
Draw a Rectangle around the left facing unit. (Rectangle Select)
Select Edit/copy
Exit Paint.NET

Step 3
Open a background (Big unit) .png file with Paint.NET
Select Layers/Add New Layer
Select Edit /Paste
Put the graphic in the right position
Select Image/Flatten
Select File/save as (take the same name as the small unit & copy this file to Panzer Corps/UI/bigunits

(If you forget to Flatten the picture you will save a PDN file instead of a PNG file!)
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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:21 am

phcas wrote:How to make the units

Step 1
Download the free Paint.NET program from internet

Step 2
Open your unit.png file (Panzer Corps/Graphics/units)
Draw a Rectangle around the left facing unit. (Rectangle Select)
Select Edit/copy
Exit Paint.NET

Step 3
Open a background (Big unit) .png file with Paint.NET
Select Layers/Add New Layer
Select Edit /Paste
Put the graphic in the right position
Select Image/Flatten
Select File/save as (take the same name as the small unit & copy this file to Panzer Corps/UI/bigunits

(If you forget to Flatten the picture you will save a PDN file instead of a PNG file!)
Thanks, I'll try that tomorrow

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Re: PHCAS big units

Post by phcas » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:33 am

Ships with flags
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