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 Post subject: Re: Decals and Nose art.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:35 am 
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NPC decals also work a bit differently to the player ones in that they're a single colour design, with a different decal design stored in each colour channel and the alpha in the .png- it's so there can be as much variety as possible whilst using as little texture memory as possible.
Your full colour decals look really great though so it would be a shame to not have them in game, i'm a lot out of practise with oxp'ing but I could probably cobble an NPC shader that uses full colour decals - am I right in thinking that it's the normal mapped boa oxz that your using at the moment, just want to make sure I work on the correct shader
I think, I am using the version from your page, not the download manager. Last update per 06 July 2014 - new shaders & materials. It also included a simple way to replace the decal so it was an easy exercise to do there. :D

However, your information about the color channels at npc decals explains why I failed. My full color designs just didn't match the way of display. If you could give me a helping hand so I could display them I would be very grateful.

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 Post subject: Re: Decals and Nose art.
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I think I've found the oxp - i'll have a look at the npc shader over the next day or two get it working with the full colour decals :)

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 Post subject: Re: Decals and Nose art.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:40 am 
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I think I've found the oxp - i'll have a look at the npc shader over the next day or two get it working with the full colour decals :)
Thanks again, I tried a work-around by using the player version as NPC but, as I expected, it didn't work out as well. As incredible as your ships are they are ways over my knowledge of graphics and therefore difficult for me to modify. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Decals and Nose art.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:06 am 
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With a big thank you to Griff, finally available:

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Galactic Navy Wolf Mark II-P


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System Guard Navy Wolf Mark II-P

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 Post subject: Re: Decals and Nose art.
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Nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Decals and Nose art.
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 Post subject: Re: Decals and Nose art.
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Nice? Certainly!
Good one Cody,
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 Post subject: Re: Decals and Nose art.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:14 am 
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Is there a place where I can look for such decals to add to my ships? I remember that back in 2007, I had a friend do Soviet, Yugoslav and East German air force decals for me, but he never showed me how his dark magic worked :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Decals and Nose art.
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Is there a place where I can look for such decals to add to my ships? I remember that back in 2007, I had a friend do Soviet, Yugoslav and East German air force decals for me, but he never showed me how his dark magic worked :oops:
Welcome on board commander,
while most decals require coding its kind of easy to create a new texture including your favorite insignia :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Decals and Nose art.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:31 am 
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Roger, thanks! So I can just go ahead, find a texture from the game folders, and modify it with Photoshop or another drawing program? Plus I've already got a graphic tablet, so it can help.


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 Post subject: Re: Decals and Nose art.
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Roger, thanks! So I can just go ahead, find a texture from the game folders, and modify it with Photoshop or another drawing program? Plus I've already got a graphic tablet, so it can help.
I consider myself as a noob when it comes to graphics so I used Photoshop to change or add insignia to various ships. Our experts will offer you better solutions but for my simple modifications it worked well.

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 Post subject: Re: Decals and Nose art.
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I was considering using Photoshop to add decals in the good ol' way and I think it would work, but then I considered using graphic drawing software in order to play with weathering effects, such as paint chipping and being bleached by sunlight/burnt by near misses and impacts from weaponry and space junk.


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