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#1 Eonwe

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 11:59 PM

Since this is a modding site. I hope you guys can help.


ok I have Gimp not photoshop.

How do I load images there, and where do I get them?

For example EA's orc pit.

Edited by Lord of the Grunts, 09 May 2007 - 12:28 AM.


#2 GothmogtheOrc

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 01:40 AM

How do I load images there, and where do I get them?


:blink: File -> Open ...

But first you'll have to extract them from the Textures.big file using FinalBig. Looks like you should read the tutorials on skinning and the basic modelling ones if you don't know how to apply it or map it.

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#3 Eonwe

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:14 PM

ok I am at the part with the final.big W3d importer opened. Also GIMP. What do I do next?


It would help if someone did a step by step for me.

Edited by Lord of the Grunts, 09 May 2007 - 10:15 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:35 PM

1. extract the textures using FinalBig
2. open GIMP
3. File > Open
4. edit your texture
5. File > Save.

that's for texture editing. Modelling is rather complicated, but if you follow the tutorials on the site, you should perform alright.
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#5 Eonwe

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:18 AM

I just want to skin.

Do you guys know where the Rhun banner is located? In W3D?

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:54 AM

all the textures are in textures.big. You'll need to find it yourself though.
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#7 Eonwe

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 08:13 PM

I am trying to get the rhun flag model not the symbols design on it .

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 08:27 PM

check in W3D.big under mu
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#9 Eonwe

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:29 PM

Well I will skip that. I need a bear to skin. Can anyone help. I found it already under the cu field. How do I load it out and onto GIMP?

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:50 PM

Have you tried looking in the menu's? There aren't that many options. You have to Extract it to your hard-drive. From there you can open the file in GIMP.
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:35 PM

does GIMP take dds files? :) I thought you had to convert them to tga first...

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 05:19 PM

To skin:
1.Open textures.big (1,2,3,etc) Extract all contents.
2.Convert the .dds to .tga with dds converter or such... This is if gimp doesnt allow dds support as i cant remember.
3.Open gimpshop and click File > Open > Locate the texture and open it.
4.Edit the texture to your likeing.
5.Save the texture.

To model:
1.Open W3D.big and extract all contents.
2.Open renx.
3.Click the keys you assigned w3d importer to.
4.Locate a model and click open.

#13 Eonwe

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:13 PM

ok thanks.

How do I skin the Orc pit to be a Icy Cove. With a Goblin tower attached?

Edited by Lord of the Grunts, 11 May 2007 - 09:12 PM.


#14 Pixel

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:16 PM

Open the model of the orc pit, Open the tower model you want.. Place them together.
Open the texture of the orc pit and reskin it to be icy.. Save it and apply it to the model...

Kind of hard to expand it anymore.. I dislike explaining how to skin over forums :)

#15 Eonwe

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 11:20 PM

I hate how the forums here look now. Also at GR. Thet have links to the posts, and flameguard thanks for the tip but do I need W3d importer. I viewed your tutorial and I can not get w3d to work.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:29 PM

GIMP DDS plugin
http://www.the3rdage.net/download-168
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