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::::THE SKINNING RESOURCE::::

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:39 am
by LONEWOLF
This is a collection of Skiining Tips and Tutorials created by the PTT community. This resource has been growing for years so everything you need to know about Skinning was here at one point. There are loads of things missing in the resource due to the loss of the old PTT, so if you find it upon yourself to re-create a missing item, please do so.

THIS IS A COLLECTION OF LINKS AND THREADS WITH EVERYTHING FROM THE BASICS OF SKINNING TO SOMEWHAT HARDER AND ADVANCED SKINNING.
THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO START OFF.

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THE BASIC STUFF
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Using skins in MODs just does not work. Grey tread!

Why your treads turn white/grey when using a skin you defined in your mod.


Standarized Ranking and Skin Types

How to rank a skin using Master TMO's ranking idea. It's pretty standard now.


Yark's Skin Template

Pretty neat skin template which helps to line up some parts of the tank.


Skin Uploading Sites

Some image hosting sites for you to choose from when uploading your skin to the web.


ProudGamingGeek/Ice Punk's Blank Skin templates

Blank template skins for all the tanks except Heavy.

They're great skins to start with as a base.


JUICY's Skin Templates

Very helpful for showing what goes where on the tank.


Bravetree's Original Shape Templates, Published by Jaj Jr

These are skin templates that allow you to see the contour of the shape you are putting it on. A must have.


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HOW TO CREATE SKINS FOR YOUR TANK
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Spunky's How to make a Chrome Skin Tutorial

This Tutorial shows you how to make a simple chrome skin for your tank in Photoshop.


Torque Show Tool - Loading a DTS - Tutorial

Something I wrote up for GQSHOOTER on how to load the tank in Torque Show Tool.

There is also a link to download the 30 day trial.


pixel2life

Some really neat tutorials for a lot of image editors.


PSLover

More tutorials from professionals. Nice stuff.


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HOW TO USE YOUR/ALREADY CREATED SKINS ON YOUR TANK
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PTT Tank Skin info

This shows you where the Tank Skins are located.


PTT Terrain Skin info

This shows you where the Terrain Skins are located.


PTT Object Skin info

This shows you where the stock Object Skins are located.


PTT Sky Skin info

This shows you where the Sky Skins are located.


PTT Weapon Skin info

This shows you where the Weapon Skins are located.


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SKINNING UTILITIES
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The GIMP

The GIMP is a free and VERY powerful graphics program, Once you learn it, it is very good for skins.


Paint Shop Pro X

Formerly Jasc, it is now Corel Paint Shop Pro X, a great $79 tool just like Photoshop. I personally use Paint Shop Pro 7 because I like it more.


Photoshop CS Tryout

Photoshop is a graphics editor that all the pro's use, at US$649.00 it's not cheap, so
try the free 30 day trial and see if you like it first.


Paint.Net

A cool little freebie tool for graphics editing. Very small yet powerful!

Windows Only.


Torque Show Tool and How To use it

The TorqueShowTool Pro is a tool made by GarageGames that allows you to
mount(put) objects on another to see if the textures mesh together. A free 30 day trial.


Jaj Jr.'s Skin Viewer

The Skin Viewer is a free tool that allows you to open and see your skin on the tank/object.

It's not as good as the Torque Show Tool though.


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WHERE TO GET SKINS AND SKINNING WEBSITES
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Rabban's Website

Lots of great skins for all the tanks.


The Skin Library

The PTT skin collection, A very large assortment and over
5 pages of all sorts of skins.


GQSHOOTER's Site

Some nice stuff here made with GIMP.


Racer445's Website

Many skins for the Light Tank and very few for any other.
Over 15 skins.


Proud Gaming Geek's thread

Simple skins done in Apple Works. Easy but better than some of the skins out there.


MAX-CR's Website

Mostly modding info, but also a few good skins.


Panzer's Website

10 well made skins on this site.


Revel's Website

Some great skins for the 187 vehicles.


St. Jimmy's Skins

A new skin shop with very few skins currently.


Dr Sawbones ThinkTanksThangs

Very good assortment of skins for mostly the light tank.


LilAlienD's TT Extras

Home of the oversized radars. Includes precision aimers. Click Here to find out how to make your radar dots bigger to fit the oversized radar.


ROB ZOMBIE's Skin Thread

Some great designs by Rob.


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CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES


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Please only post New mod information, links and web pages.
This is to be a resource thread not a discussions page.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:58 pm
by XFactor
really great job with all the posts too bad that a bunch of them wont work cause PTT is shutdown :lol: :lol: :lol:

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:47 pm
by KidOfTheFuture
cant click a single link

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:19 pm
by SkyeSoul
there is archives supra.planetthinktanks2.com but it is under construction

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:37 am
by Leeds
Went to look on the Grey Treads on Mods. I got this:
404 Error wrote:404 Error - Not Found
The resource you have requested could not be found on the server. There are many possible reasons for this. Either the file does not exist, there is an error in your request, or the file is not accessible in the requested directory. Please verify that:

You have used the proper case; requests ARE case-sensitive!
You have entered the URL correctly. (i.e. proper directory/filename)
You used the FULL URL. (i.e. proper file type: .html, .gif , .jpg, etc.)
You use a tilde (~) before user directories. (i.e. http://www.furcen.org/~jurann/ )
The user/file still exists on this server.


Please could you sort out the links?

Re: ::::THE SKINNING RESOURCE::::

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 6:32 pm
by SmEaGoL!
I posted my site a while back in its own topic and no one seemed to pay attention to it so I am throwing it out here for you all. Also the first link in my sig.

Original Thread: http://forums.planetthinktanks2.com/ThinkTanks/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3433&p=62666#p62666

Respectfully Submitted,
-Smeags

Re: ::::THE SKINNING RESOURCE::::

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:18 pm
by Parch©SG-1
more skin :thumbup:

Re: ::::THE SKINNING RESOURCE::::

PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:32 pm
by Metal
cool skins,Awesome :tankerwinks:

Re: ::::THE SKINNING RESOURCE::::

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:42 pm
by Brandie
Bump

It does not jest go to the page right away. Edit and ad jest were to make a skin!

Re: ::::THE SKINNING RESOURCE::::

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:21 pm
by Brandie
Were do I make tank skins? Because no admins are telling the site