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Subdued stars..Can a modder make some>?? Nice M-60A3 in the skin files but they have no American markings..

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Looks great..But it needs 1 for the front slope in front of the drivers position..

 

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18 minutes ago, delta6 said:

Looks great..But it needs 1 for the front slope in front of the drivers position..

 

Rgr that.  Check out this one;
 

m60a3.dds

 

and let me know about size too.  The star in front might be a little too big. 

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I think if all of the stars were the same size as the first 2 you would have a keeper but the color is too black maybe a grey white.....As you look at the M-60A3 do you think it needs more track blocks on the turret rung??( The track blocks thing is a Hint")...

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The mod works just fine..But sometimes a white diamond with the roman numeral 3 pops up on one or more of the tank turrets...Would you know how to eliminate them??Thank you 

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12 hours ago, delta6 said:

The mod works just fine..But sometimes a white diamond with the roman numeral 3 pops up on one or more of the tank turrets...Would you know how to eliminate them??Thank you 

My best guess was to turn the file USdecals_early.dds into a transparent field, but that doesn't seem to do the trick.  I'll let you know if I figure it out, though maybe someone that knows will chime in sooner.  

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I found the USdecal_early.dds..Opened it with paintnet the changed the hardness factor to 0...I will run a few missions and give and update..A quick test and that did not work...What part of paint or paintnet do I look at for the "transparent" selection??

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Last "request" Could you move the turret stars so they position like this??

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What do you think about these?  I moved them forward and up, but I'll probably need to make the stars smaller if we're going to fit them exactly like the one in your picture above.


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That is just fine....Now how can I thank you for your work??How do I put the stars on?? How do you do that???So I won't have to bug you for the M-1 and M-1P....

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No worries, this stuff helps me chill out.  So the path of least resistance is to open up the skin file you'd like to modify, in paint.net, and add the stars using the built in shape tool, which includes a star.  Once you've found that, it's a question of orienting, coloring, and weathering the star to your liking, which might require copying the stars to new files, and then back to your skin file.  I don't *really* know what I'm doing, so I use the 'adjustments' tab to get change the brightness/contrast of the stars, and then the effects tab to add some noise.


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m60a3.dds  -- Black stars

m60a3.dds  --White stars

 

 

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So that's how it is done...Okay I can make my own but it will not allow me to save the work..What do I do ?? I also found that size 40 is perfect for the stars in size......

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22 minutes ago, delta6 said:

So that's how it is done...Okay I can make my own but it will not allow me to save the work..What do I do ?? I also found that size 40 is perfect for the stars in size......

Not sure what's preventing you from saving but maybe make a copy of the skin you want to use, and move it somewhere besides the SB directory before trying to modify it.  Could be permissions related.  And once you're able to save it, make sure you've selected file type; direct draw surface (dds).

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Okay ...Is there a way to move the stars on the turret to a new position or to erase them and put in new ones??

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Here's a copy of the same skin file with no stars, you should be able to add stars to it from scratch using the magic wand tool, copy and paste.  If you end up saving it, rename it m60a3.dds

m60a3nostar.dds

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Thank you the size 35 in the star setting and select your color before placing works beautifully...I now am a proud owner of and M-60A3 with subdued white stars...Next projects are M1 series and the M-88...Again thank you..

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Would you know where I can download all of the American skins prepainted on O.D.???

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They came out really well, nice work!  I still think that maybe the unit marking plates are a function of that decal file, so I'll have another look at it and see if I can't figure out the issue (might be another file with random gear etc affecting it).  As for OD green versions of all the American vics, maybe have a look in the downloads section of the forum, you might be able to find what you're looking for.  Do you have any particular vehicles in mind, say like Vietnam era vics or everything?  Might be another project to start.  

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