PDA

View Full Version : Skinning question


jedispy
10-21-2004, 06:35 PM
I'm looking for good tutorials for creating skins. I have been trying my hand at it but I can't get it to work. Are there any good skinning tutorials for newbies?

Prime
10-22-2004, 09:02 AM
What kind of problems are you having exactly? Is it the editing of the textures themsselves, or getting the game to use them properly?

jedispy
10-22-2004, 10:59 PM
Well it's more the latter. I'm just experimenting right now. What I want is to modify how the Luke Skywalker model looks. I want it to look like this:
http://www.jedispy.com/images/sote/luke_03.jpg

So what I'm doing is borrowing part of the leather jacket from Infinity Blade's DF Kyle Katarn (again this is just experimentation) so that it looks like a vest for Luke.

Now what I'm doing is taking the Luke model from JA, changing the skin, and trying to build a new .pk3 file. Problem is that I can't get the game to recognize it. My experience in skinning is almost non-existant, so I am not sure exactly what the basics are for JA skinning.

MarcusLeCoy
10-24-2004, 04:23 AM
NOOO!! I wanted to make that Luke!
I was going to usethis (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/MarcusLeCoy/leather4.bmp) as his jacket and recoler it a little
:crybaby:

jedispy
10-24-2004, 04:44 PM
Heh. Trust me, if someone else had it already, I would be more than happy to use theirs. Feel more than free to make your own. Any models/skins I make are going to be free for anyone to use. I am not delusional about people using my mods. I don't own the intellectual rights to the following:
Star Wars
Shadows of the Empire
Luke Skywalker
Leia
Han Solo
Chewbacca
Dash Rendar
you get the idea...

So are there any good skinning tutorials out there? Like I said I can't get mine to work. I have never skinned anything for Raven/Quake3 stuff before, so I know I'm doing something wrong.

Anyone wanna lend a few pointers? My skin/model is located here (http://www.jedispy.com/downloads/sote/luke_sote.pk3).
Like I said, I'm just experimenting, so please, helpful comments only.

Shady-D
10-25-2004, 11:56 AM
for idiots (http://jediknight2.filefront.com/file/Skinning_for_Idiots;18746)


offcial one (http://jediknight2.filefront.com/info/CustomSkinningTutorial)

jedispy
10-25-2004, 01:12 PM
Thanks Shady-D

Oh yes....I will be doing the idiots one.

Me + JA skinning = 4-id10+

bael1
10-25-2004, 05:06 PM
Download my video tutorial,
even the most ideotic of idiots can understand it lol,
no reading, and you watch everything :P

from getting it in modview, to getting it ingame :P

http://www.lucasfiles.com/?action=file&id=689&PHPSESSID=02c09ab28b49d75fbfe0b326914c17fb

jedispy
10-26-2004, 08:45 AM
hrm....I wonder what I'm doing wrong. I'm just trying to make a simple multiplayer model. However it's not recognizing the .pk3 file at all. I first thought there must be an extra step in JA, but I can't get it to work in JO either.

I am at work now, but I will be home in an hour on lunch. I am going to upload the file. If anyone has any pointers, please help.

edit

O.k. I'm at home now and I'm uploading the luke_sote.pk3 file. Download it here (http://www.jedispy.com/downloads/sote/luke_sote.pk3). I am open to suggestions.

Shady-D
10-27-2004, 08:56 AM
i can think of a few things u did wrong (bare in mind im not flaming im just helping :))
hips,*off
hips_cap_l_leg_off,*off
hips_cap_r_leg_off,*off
hips_cap_torso_off,*off
hips_legs,*off
l_leg,*off
l_leg_cap_hips_off,*off
r_leg,*off
r_leg_cap_hips_off,*off
torso,models/players/luke_sote/torso.jpg
l_arm,*off
l_hand,*off
l_hand_wrist,*off
l_hand_cap_l_arm_off,*off
l_arm_cap_l_hand_off,*off
l_arm_cap_torso_off,*off
r_arm,*off
r_hand,*off
r_hand_wrist,*off
r_hand_cap_r_arm_off,*off
r_arm_cap_r_hand_off,*off
r_arm_cap_torso_off,*off
torso_cap_hips_off,*off
torso_cap_l_arm_off,*off
torso_cap_r_arm_off,*off
torso_l_shoulder,models/players/luke_sote/torso.jpg
torso_r_shoulder,models/players/luke_sote/torso.jpg
torso_collar,models/players/luke_sote/collar.jpg
torso_cap_head_off,*off
head,models/players/luke_sote/luke_head_new.jpg
head_face,models/players/luke_sote/luke_face_new.jpg
head_cap_torso_off,*off
head_eyes_mouth,models/players/luke_sote/mouth_eyes.jpg

notice that after every model part it says *off that means it doesnt show that particular model part, i suggest u fix that and : head,models/players/luke_sote/luke_head_new.jpg
you did "luke_head_new.jpg" but in the .pk3 file i didnt even see the jpg, oh and btw it might be cuz you did luke_default.skin wich should be model_default.skin and voila after fixing all this , it should work properly! :)

jedispy
10-27-2004, 10:20 AM
I didn't take it as a flame. Thank you for the assistance.

I will have to play with this a little further. On my lunch (which is just about over) I tried taking a few of the tips in mind. I still can't get it to work, but I will play with it further.

Again thanks.

Shady-D
10-27-2004, 10:30 AM
notice thats the .skin file wich doesmt make it work, oh and it might also be the way you're packing it, i used to use winrar but after a while it didnt work i was forced to use winzip, :confused:

bael1
10-27-2004, 03:28 PM
why dont u just use pakscape?
Its made for making .pk3 XD

and jedispy, dl the vid i made, it will show you what you have to change to get it to work XD

jedispy
10-27-2004, 05:31 PM
WOO HOO!!! It's working.

The skin looks a little funky. I'm trying to tweak it. Don't worry, icon_default.jpg will not stay that way. I was just having a little fun.

luke_sote.pk3 (http://www.jedispy.com/downloads/sote/luke_sote.pk3)

MarcusLeCoy
10-30-2004, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by bael1
why dont u just use pakscape?
Its made for making .pk3 XD

and jedispy, dl the vid i made, it will show you what you have to change to get it to work XD
pakscape takes to long, but i use it to make .pk3s and .zip files.

I use the ..pk3s as compressed folders (http://server4.download.filefront.com/skhsjqzrwo+/pub2/Star_Trek_Voyager_Elite_Force/Tools_and_Utilities/Utilities/Pak_Tools/pk3-winxp.zip) thing, its a lot quicker.

jedispy
10-31-2004, 10:14 AM
MarcusLeCoy, do you have a better URL for that download? I click it myself and I get their invalid key crap.

For the most part I'm done with the Luke Skywalker skin. There are a few touch up points, but I'll worry about that later.

I'm going to finish the Mara Jade model next. Pretty much Peretti's Mara is near perfect (for my purposes) as it is now, but it needs just a couple touch ups.

Next comes Guri from the old Nomi Sunrider model.

KOTOR fan
09-06-2005, 09:24 PM
Download my video tutorial,
even the most ideotic of idiots can understand it lol,
no reading, and you watch everything :P

from getting it in modview, to getting it ingame :P

http://www.lucasfiles.com/?action=file&id=689&PHPSESSID=02c09ab28b49d75fbfe0b326914c17fb



At least now I know how to change around skins but how do I make new skins? If you know how to stuff for KOTOR then make a video of that to because I cant follow along to well with some of these peoples directions.

One more thing, how do you know which, umm... items to change(I know I dont make sense). What I mean is when you went down that list to add the word bael_ how do you know which ones to change then Im set to go exept the part where I still need to know how to make new skins like Grevious and Anakin and stuff like that.

Almost forgot, where do I put the modview and pakscape stuff at like which folders do I put them at?

KOTOR fan
09-06-2005, 09:27 PM
for idiots (http://jediknight2.filefront.com/file/Skinning_for_Idiots;18746)


offcial one (http://jediknight2.filefront.com/info/CustomSkinningTutorial)


Where do I put the files at, any particular spot?


Now that I know how to do all that stuff, how do I actually make NEW skins?

And what about lightsabers?

90SK
09-10-2005, 03:57 PM
You make a "new skin" by changing all entries in the .skin file from "Luke" (if it's the Luke model) to "your skin's name here" depending on what you decide to name your skin. Any time you see "Luke" listed in the pk3, change it to "your skin's name here" (except textures, unless you changed them in the .skin file as well). I'm sure the tutorials above will help you out more than I can.

If what you mean by "NEW skins" is actually "NEW textures", than I suggest you hunt down a copy of photoshop and a good tutorial. Or, you can download GIMP for free. I'm sure there are good GIMP tutorials here and there as well.

KOTOR fan
09-10-2005, 09:01 PM
Which ever. Im not sure what it is but I mean like, how they created Grevious, that was a new skin. Did they use another model or make completley new textures or whatever.