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Old 03-14-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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How To Make A Texture Look Holographic

Well everyone, this is my first tutorial so bare with me

As the title suggests I'm going to show you how to give your textures that classic SW hologram look, nothing special but it could be useful

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1) A texture (kinda makes sense)
2) GIMP/Photoshop (I'll be using GIMP but either should work)

OK, so the first thing you'll need to do is load up your texture. Set the color balance so your texture has the light blue SW color.

Then, you'll want to duplicate your texture twice, so you have three.

Set the transparency like so: top layer = 50%, mid layer = 60%, bottom layer = 70%



Now select the top layer and go to Filters > Distorts > Wind. Using the default settings, click OK. Repeat the process but this time, check right instead of left.



Now, select the bottom layer and go to Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Here you can fiddle with the values until you find something you like.



Now merge all the layers down into one, set the new layer transparency to 80%. Go to Filters > Distorts > Video, keep the default settings. Provided everything went well, you should now see something similar to a star wars hologram.



Depending on your texture, you may need to play around with a few things to get the effect you're looking for.



Thanks for reading and I hope this has been helpful


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Old 03-15-2012, 07:32 AM   #2
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This tutorial is very helpful. I have done this before, but I didn't make a blur. This should refresh my memory on how I did mine.


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I'd like to see a screen shot of in-game with this technique if you have one. Thx


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Added to appropriate tutorial section.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:31 PM   #6
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I'd like to see a screen shot of in-game with this technique if you have one. Thx
I second this.




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Just tested this out and it worked very well. Thanks darth-ackbar this was very helpful.




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Old 03-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #8
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No problem Would you mind terribly putting some screenshots of it in game for everybody, I'd do it myself but I'm away for the next couple of days.


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Well, the thing I reskinned is for a mod and can't post it here without spoiling stuff. I could do another on if you really need me to.




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Well, the thing I reskinned is for a mod and can't post it here without spoiling stuff. I could do another on if you really need me to.
That would be nice.




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I just spent six hours trying to get this stupid thing to appear in game and its still not working. I tried to put down other stuff just to test and it didn't work. It worked with every thing else but it decides that it wants to break today. maybe somethings broke with the placeables I was trying to ut down? Can someone give me a name of a placeable I can try to reskin as a hologram that works?




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Old 03-20-2012, 11:13 AM   #12
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Try sticking it on the computer screens in the Republic base on Manaan (the ones on the ceiling).

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