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{GUNDAM}NATAKU
15th Jul 2004, 01:25 PM
:confused: I'm new to the skining process, but am interested in making them. I was wondering if any one knew what it takes to get started - programs?, skills?, talent? I would greatly appreciate any kind of asistance you all might give me.

Thank you for readin my thread!!!

klasnic
15th Jul 2004, 07:29 PM
On the DVD in the CD6\Extras folder you'll find Upaint which is the program for beginners to skinning. Also you'll find all the character textures there in .PNG format (copy them to your hdd). Then off you go... Open a character and paint away ;)

UT-Eclipse
15th Jul 2004, 11:34 PM
I havent figured out how to use Photoshop for Unreal yet. BUt that is a great tool to use for making skins!!

{GUNDAM}NATAKU
16th Jul 2004, 10:20 AM
Thank you soo much. :) Do you know any thing about making new models?

klasnic
16th Jul 2004, 04:31 PM
I've really only started to read up on modelling. Very complicated by the looks of it. 3DStudio Max and Maya (on the UT2004 CD) are the most common apps used. Then you have things like Lightwave which I've never seen. I plan on modelling sometime ok ;)

{GUNDAM}NATAKU
17th Jul 2004, 02:28 AM
Would you happen to hve any tips in skinning that may be of some use. Such as for shadding, detail, or does using the wire frames help with some of the cover skinning etc. By the way klasnic, I dowloaded your skin pack and those are possitively some of the most stunning ones I've seen yet. Thank you for all of your assistance. :) :notworthy:

SaD
17th Jul 2004, 08:01 AM
Identity Crisis (http://dynamic3.gamespy.com/~identitycrisis/) is a great place with many tutorials. They havenīt much UT2003/04-specific , but a lot of general skinning tutīs.You should take a look there.

klasnic
18th Jul 2004, 07:56 AM
Would you happen to hve any tips in skinning that may be of some use. Such as for shadding, detail, or does using the wire frames help with some of the cover skinning etc.

Umm, the only suggestions I can make are really to only use Upaint when you have to. Use an image editing prog like Photoshop, PSP or something if you can. I've only ever used Upaint to show me where areas on the body are on the image then I've just drawn over it in PS. For me the human ones were the hardest to skin. The juggernaut, skaarj and robot are a lot easier and you can be more creative. Avoid just changing the colour as that's been done 1,000 times before. Take your time doing it. Ask how to do t/c's if you can't figure it out. Then just take a look at other ppl's work to try learn from that. Dunno' if that's any good to ya ;)

Cantar
19th Jul 2004, 03:54 AM
Upaint Rock! although theres some limits to it =( i need some differnt texture Brushes cus am not artst!