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[Tutorial] >>> FlipFlopSkin with MipMaps

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 19:03
by Rumpelbube
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Effect byTNC
Tutorial byRB

Watch the demovideos at TM-Tube:
Carskin_DemoVideo
Trackshow_DemoVideo
Democarskin: [manialink=]FlipFlop[/manialink]

You want to create an effect like that for your personal Carskin?
Here is how to do it.

All you need is Photoshop and the "dds-Plugin".
After you installed the Plugin correctly start Photoshop and open any diffuse.dds you'd like to modificate.

1.) Check "Load Mip maps".
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2.) That's the Layout you get with Mip maps loaded
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I colorized every Mip map in a different color for a better understanding.

3.) Every Mip map is reduzed at half in with and high.
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4.) You also can repaint every single alpha channel of each MipMap.
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5.) At least you just have to save with All existing MipMaps!
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6.) Replace the dds file in your carzip.

preliminary findings:
As smaller the Mip maps, as more distance is needed for it, to be displayed.
If you start with a 2048x2048 Pixel diffuse.dds, you will have 12 Mipmaps.
2048x2048 >>>> Very short distance
1024x1024
512x512
256x256
128x128
64x64
32x32 >>>> far distance
16x16
8x8
4x4
2x2
1x1

I feel like it doesn't make sense to modificate any Mip map smaller than 32x32 Pixel.
Modifications tested at Dirtfiles, Details and Illum.
Can be done for all DXT5 Level DDS files.
Can also be used in Mods!!!

Easy to understand?
Please comment and leave your crit!

Rumpel

Re: [Tutorial] >>> FlipFlopSkin with MipMaps

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 09:20
by Archdeluxe
very nice, now if only i had PS.

Re: [Tutorial] >>> FlipFlopSkin with MipMaps

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 17:11
by Dj-Redus
pls more detailed instruction :oops:

Re: [Tutorial] >>> FlipFlopSkin with MipMaps

Posted: 28 Oct 2009 07:19
by da-HoFFi
The most important informations are in:

1. load mip maps
2. edit mip maps
3. save it with mip maps

Re: [Tutorial] >>> FlipFlopSkin with MipMaps

Posted: 02 Dec 2010 19:55
by takumi22tb
Could i be able to do this in DXTbmp or paint.net? because i dont have PS and really want to do this myself anytime.

Re: [Tutorial] >>> FlipFlopSkin with MipMaps

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 14:23
by da-HoFFi
There could be one problem.

You need a file format which can handle mip-maps.

So the programm with which you create this effect, must be able to do this.

e.g. BMP, JPG, PNG, ... are pure grafics without mip-maps

Re: [Tutorial] >>> FlipFlopSkin with MipMaps

Posted: 20 Oct 2011 21:19
by takumi22tb
okay, i got gimp it can edit mipmaps, but now i have another problem. when i go to save it, it says it cant save because the sizes are all different, because gimp loads the mipmaps into the image layers. how can i fix this?

Re: [Tutorial] >>> FlipFlopSkin with MipMaps

Posted: 16 Mar 2012 19:47
by Calinstelistu
make a tutorial with paint.net or send me a download link from what program u uze ;)

Re: [Tutorial] >>> FlipFlopSkin with MipMaps

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 09:14
by da-HoFFi
You should be a little more friedly.

I don't think rumpelbude will make it just because you want it.
And most important.
I think rumpelbude as one of TMs most famous people, wont give you a downloadlink for a program which is such as expensive as photoshop.

You should think about what amount of work is behind such toturials.
Keep it in mind before requesting something

Re: [Tutorial] >>> FlipFlopSkin with MipMaps

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 05:33
by eXtreme34
Nice tutorial and nice car ! I have Photoshop and I'll try to do flip-flop car from my Gold Medal CoastCar.