guide to easy skinning
like me, you are no good at using imaging software then you know how
difficalt it can be to make your tank model look great with a skin.
But thankfully, there is a way! Fair enuff, I guess it is cheating in
a way, but this is my guide to easy skinning using UVW Unwrap and
skins meant for other units in Generals!
let's get started. First you need a tank
and a skin. I'm going to use my leopard
tank from the tank building tutorial and
the skin for the USA Crusader tank, extracted
from Generals' Textures.big in the Generals
install folder. You can do this using programs
like FinalBig or XCC Mixer. Using photoshop
I turned the DDS skin into a tga file so
I could use it in RenX. This is the only
time I use and image editing software in
this skinning process!
have split my tank up into sections to avoid
the UVW Unwrapper getting clogged up later,
you'll see what I mean. The sections are
Chassis, Turret, Barrel and the two Treads.
to Part 2