The Starmade Skinning Tutorial

    Discussion in 'Skins' started by Boba_Fett, Sep 12, 2014.

    1. jorgekorke

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      I've erased the shading area of the visor, it worked, but the glass has no shading however. I will look into those links you sent, thanks for the attention.
       
    2. Magirik3

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      Very nice tutorial!

      As the helmet is not as logical when it gets to the Back and Below part, feel free to use this template with some added markers.
      playerhelm_template_edit.png
       
    3. LTPUNKROCKET

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      Ok, so... just for references... cause you know, I totally have not been using paint this whole time... whats a "better" program in your opinion, or rather one you'd most recommend? o.o
       
    4. SkylordLuke

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      https://www.gimp.org/
       
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    5. LTPUNKROCKET

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      Thank you very much SkylordLuke!
       
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    6. Whitney Barber

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      This is a great tutorial, using it I was able to paint and load my modded skin. But I ran into one issue, when I add my emission png the glow areas glow but the remaining surfaces are solid black.

      Do you have any ideas as to where I went wrong?
       
    7. ephla442

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      A very nice "in-depth" guide. I see you put a lot of work into this tutorial! Great job!
       
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    8. ZektorSK

      ZektorSK Poor boi from northern Hungary ^^

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      IS this tutorial still working ? Or should I look for another one ?
       
    9. Thadius Faran

      Thadius Faran #1 Top Forum Poster & Raiben Jackpot Winner

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      This tutorial is still up to date. The skinning system has not changed for a long time now.
       
    10. Antikristianos

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      i finally came around to this again to try and make my own skin...

      so what i'm missing is what size can i save the .png's at? W*H in pixel, whats supportet in Starmade for creating the skin?

      because i'm used to work on pictures at approx 4 times the size they will be in when finished.
       
    11. Master1398

      Master1398 Keep calm and quit raging

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      The standard skin is 256x256px, with the helmet texture being 128x128px. As far as i'm aware you can scale it up and down howerver you like - even a 2048x2028 emission ("glowing" things on your skin) texture while using a 64x64 skin should be possible.

      I'd say you're good with working in the standard format, that - at least for me - always results in files of less then 30 kb size.
       
    12. Antikristianos

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      well working with bigger pictures is almost always easyer because they tend to look better when scaled down than ones made in the smaller size from the start.

      but with these values i can work. thank you :)
       
    13. RyleyTheCreator

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      Come at me bro. xD Paint.net is pretty nice for a free software.
       
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