[REL] Released New Material Editor! (Car Paints)

Discussion in 'News & Notifications' started by Christopher Elliott, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. ADSTA

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    Basically, make your changes to the Audi window template.
    Create a mas file with your window and car templates.
     
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    So when I created a new skin for myself via create car. How can I share this with friends? Which files or folders do they need?
    Thanks
     
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    I have asked in the first reply in this thread about what is required for this to work on the car, but there has been no response. I would assume that it more likely to be somewhat universal considering that it uses an additional map to generate the effects, but until we get clarification from @Christopher Elliott or someone else from S397 we won't know for sure. I have a feeling that it may be restricted based on where the object is loaded in the .GEN file and only work on objects in the main instance and not work for debris objects (just like damage). Hopefully they will clear this up for us soon, or even provide an example car or parts of one if there are specific requirements.

    As for the modding resources, are you referring to this page - https://www.studio-397.com/modding-resources/ . A lot of it isn't really used anymore but there is still some good info.
     
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  5. Carr

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    Your right, I completely overlooked that page missing, MAYBE they will replace it with an updated one, not likely, but maybe.
     
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    They said a few times they are working on documentation for the new materials and pbr for mods. So why the "maybe"?
     
  7. Carr

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    They have been "working" on documentation and information updates for years, yes there were a couple of physics blogs that didn't cover a lot of stuff and some painting tutorials, but that is it. There are lines in the physics and tyre files that aren't even mentioned in documentation anywhere, and no specific details about what changes in the updates do or sometimes even what they changed. The spreadsheet is all well and good, if you can understand it, but fails to provide information about what stuff is or what data range is appropriate. You have to work it out yourself.

    Making content for rF2 is the hardest game to do, it has the most complex physics, most restrictions on how the shaders interact with the model objects (like no damage on debris objects), tyres that even engineers have trouble understanding and yet there is a lot of documentation that is either redundant or missing. Further making things difficult, they don't support troubleshooting for 3rd party content, meaning we have to work it out through trial and error. The forum here can be useful, but only by other members, and discord is almost as bad if not worse. There is also a distinct lack of example files which can make things a lot easier to understand, even their own content doesn't follow the current dev guide in many circumstances unless it is paid content.

    I have put in well over 3,000 hours in creating a mod and love the game, it has just been a lot harder than it needed to be. Having to rebuild stuff and spend many hours troubleshooting things that could have been avoided by having decent documentation or having a question answered on here.

    Here is a simple question. Why have features in a game if people aren't able to make content that fully make use of those features?
     
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  8. Will Mazeo

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    They've updated the documentation with some of the new stuff like rain update. The PBR part has just been released. Give it time... not even Reiza which will sell licensed content has finished that yet.
     
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    You can't expect people to learn it all instantly. I've been skinning in Flight Simulator, the Geoff Crammond Grand Prix Games, GTA and such for years and it took me a good couple of hours to even grasp the basics of this new shader business.
     
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    i can't edit the text on the banner of the Audi windshield. i would change the banner from red to black and add Audi Sport text, but don't know on which level do it. i tried but i see still the original text...
     
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    And if Reiza(which was announced for release over a month ago) cannot have this new info for paid content, how long will the free modders have to wait. All it would take is for one of the free content vehicles to be updated and provided as dev files, so the modders can at least start to work out the system(like they always have had to do).
     
  12. Will Mazeo

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    Not even the rest of paid DLC cars have this yet (they all should be updated already imo).... give it time
     
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    One thing that would be good for newbie painters is a resource pack of shapes that can easily be changed in terms of colour so they can get started and make something that isn't 'bland'
     
  14. AMillward

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    Is there a bug with ehe McLaren template? The original design is still there.

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    EDIT: Never mind, needed to create a region for it
     
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    No it's loading the original region.dds, you have to go to the next step of the procedure, whether you have or not your custom region.dds you have to create a virtual ride, click on "create" and fill in the forms with driver name, team, description etc.
     
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    is there a way to make the grey of the body as the original? Chrome is too much shiny and Car paint too little :confused:

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    That WAS on a Virtual Ride.
     
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    One Word: RELOAD your skin!

     
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    That 540 porsche doesn't look so good now. This shot was taken by me at the Bathurst 12hour. Thanks to a local Hero, Pappas survived the fire. At this point he was still unconscious in the car.
     
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    I heard about it in the German news.
     

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