±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: freaknikz
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6598

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 76
Total: 76
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Photo Gallery
04: Photo Gallery
05: Photo Gallery
06: Photo Gallery
07: Community Forums
08: Home
09: Home
10: Downloads
11: Home
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: Photo Gallery
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: CPGlang
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Photo Gallery
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Photo Gallery
28: News
29: Home
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: Community Forums
37: Photo Gallery
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Home
46: Home
47: Photo Gallery
48: Home
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: CPGlang
56: Community Forums
57: Your Account
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Photo Gallery
61: Community Forums
62: Downloads
63: Home
64: Community Forums
65: CPGlang
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: CPGlang
69: Community Forums
70: Downloads
71: Community Forums
72: Downloads
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: CPGlang

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Reflective look ? :: Archived
Discussions about the FS2004 game.
Post new topic    Revive this topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  FSXFS2004 :: Archives

Topic Archived View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
RCAF_MadDog
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Nov 12, 2004
Posts: 849

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:51 am
Post subject: Reflective look ?

Is there a tutorial for making the reflective look in Paint jobs for FS2004 anywhere that I can study for making paint jobs ?
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Milton
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 19, 2005
Posts: 134
Location: New Mexico
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:15 pm
Post subject: Re: Reflective look ?

Adding a reflective component to the texture requires an alpha channel, typically seen in DXT3 or 32 bit.

Typical reflective alphas for painted surfaces are RGB 190,190,190 to 220,220,220 (light gray) and chrome much lower towards 0,0,0.

255 is pure white, no reflective qualities. Pure black 0,0,0 is strongest chome look. Keep in mind that the darker the primary surface color the less strong the reflective alpha need. Same is true for lower fuse surfaces that may reflect light downwards, they are more reflective. Tops of aircraft show less "shiney" and may need a lower value alpha (190's).

To add interest, you can paint an alpha with many variations of grays. We normally go mono-tone off the main textures then invert the values. You can get as fancy as you wish, or just do a straight 220 alpha and it will look great.

If you get a chance, take a look at the Howard 500 fuse and wing alphas, then contrast them with the Aero Commanders. Big differences.

You will likely get some "hits" from a Google search for Texture reflective alpha type keywords, or check out the tutes at Freeflight Design Shop.

Hope this helps.

_________________
Milton Shupe
Dash 7, Aero Commanders, Howard 500, Beechcraft D18S, Spartan Executive, XA-38 Grizzly, DH-80A Puss Moth, Grumman F7F, A-26B/C, AT-11, Grumman Trackers, Avia 51,56,57,156, Lockheed Harpoon
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
CrashEd
CrasherMaster

Offline Offline
Joined: Nov 12, 2004
Posts: 450

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:02 pm
Post subject: Re: Reflective look ?

www.gjsmith.net/ heres the best one i have found. Hope it helps

_________________


Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
RCAF_MadDog
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Nov 12, 2004
Posts: 849

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:10 pm
Post subject: Re: Reflective look ?

Thanks Milton and ED,
Im still a rookie at painting but I'm bound to get better lol


I hope.

RCAF_MadDog
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Revive this topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  FSXFS2004 :: Archives
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours

Archive Revive
Username:
This is an archived topic - your reply will not be appended here.
Instead, a new topic will be generated in the active forum.
The new topic will provide a reference link to this archived topic.