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gtasearcher
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:23 AM Edited by gtasearcher, 04 May 2009 - 07:06 AM.

Texturing for dummies!

Required Tools Introduction
Most people on this forum ask "i wanna make model" "how do u install that?" "why isn't model working?"...
Well, wouldn't it be better to have a full tutorial available?
I decided to make one.

Step #1
Get the tools that I said before, and install them.

Step #2
Open TXD Workshop.

You shall see this:
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You may not understand much, but for begining they are 2 buttons you need to use.
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Open IMG - will open an .img archive, and will be able to directly edit TXDs from it. These are the .imgs used from the "models" folder:
  • gta3.img probably the most used one, has the much disk space and stores ALL the models
  • gta_int.img stores all the interior models
  • player.img stores all the player's clothes, including haircuts
Open TXD - will open a standalone TXD (not in an .img), which will be ready to use. These are all the .txds used from the "models" folder:
  • fonts.txd stores the game's character fonts (diploma and pricedown)
  • fronten1.txd stores the game's radio station Logos
  • fronten2.txd and fronten3.txd store some menu logos
  • fronen_pc stores the mouse and the map icon from the game's menu
  • effectsPC.txd and particle.txd store all the optical effects you see in-game (window crash, smoke...)
  • hud.txd stores all the radar and HUD icons
  • misc.txd stores wheel models
  • pcbtns.txd stores the arrows used in "Cesar Vialpando" and "Life's a Beach"
Whatever button you use, browse for the .img/.txd and open it.
If you opened an .img, goto Step #3; if not, jump to Step #4

Step #3
Once you opened the .img, you'll see this:
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Look at the list on the right - those are the textures.
First, you'll see these .dffs. You DON'T want to touch them if you're only going for modeling.
Scroll down until you'll find these:
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THESE are what you want to edit.
Just click one and see what's in.

Step #4
Once you opened the .txd, you'll see this:
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  1. Images - here you see the images located in the .txd
  2. The Texture
- here you see the texture(image) you selected
We want to edit it, right?
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First we must choose the type of image you want to edit.
  • Image - the normal image
  • Alpha Mask - the 'mask' of the image, sorta like a background.
  • Mixed - mixed view between Image and Alpha Mask
Click one of those.
After that, click on the "Export" and select "png":
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Save it anywhere on your PC, then minimize Workshop.

Step #5
Enter GIMP, go to file - open and select your saved .png.
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Now here comes the fun part - do your magic! smile.gif

Step #6
After you did your magic, save it.
Maximize Workshop, and select "Import":
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Browse and select your .png, then click "save TXD"
Exit Workshop.

Step #7
Work is done, time to try it out in-game! smile.gif
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Well, you can get better than me confused.gif

Have Fun!

pood
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:30 PM

thats not modeling.. it's texturing/skinning

KROOK
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 06:56 PM

maybe you could get us some links to get thse programs?

gtasearcher
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 04:28 AM

QUOTE (KROOK @ May 6 2009, 21:56)
maybe you could get us some links to get thse programs?

Uhm, duh, they are in the first post - those words underlined... they're links bored.gif

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 05:57 AM

gay-ay-ay

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:44 AM

how i can change the resoluiton of the txd?, like more bigger and work in the game tounge.gif

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 09:49 AM Edited by Dutchy3010, 05 July 2009 - 10:13 AM.

QUOTE (luis_snk @ Jul 5 2009, 10:44)
how i can change the resoluiton of the txd?, like more bigger and work in the game tounge.gif

Well, what do you mean? Make a texture with higher res? Well use a free, good image editing uttility, like GIMP to scale the image.

And please don't bump.

>>Of course it is allowed to bump a tutorial with a question. -- Dutchy3010<<




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