Fett713, on Dec 29 2016 - 18:19, said:
Thanks, and the skin looks very cool! Just so you know, the text gets a bit warped on the side of the upgraded turret (see below), but otherwise, love the camo scheme & insignia!
Nelumbo, on Dec 30 2016 - 08:30, said:
There was no unified 4BO standard in USSR. The color might be more dark or light.
Ah, thanks for the clarification! No wonder the color varies so much between vehicles.
Avalon304, on Dec 30 2016 - 23:09, said:
4BO +20% (middle one) looks good, and suiably different from other packs to warrant it...
Yeah, I was thinking the same. I'll try using that as a base, if not the darker 4BO-1 as well (I like both of them). To work I go!
Oh, and something else is finally up - it's about time, after all. As I mentioned on Wednesday, progress on the Israeli vehicle pack has been going very slowly, but I think there's enough to release a beta version of the pack at this point. Plus, I think I've kept Life_In_Black waiting a bit too long. So, here it is!
Israeli Desert Base pack (BETA-0.1) released!
Since the last time I posted about it, a lot has changed - namely, the color has been reworked several times to be a bit lighter and less yellow-green (+ it seems to match across nations, finally!) and several vehicles' muzzle brakes/tips have been repainted in black (I had a few done before, but a lot of the parts were either painted incorrectly or included bits around the gun mantlet, due to how weird the texture files are).
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a very early beta version of the pack, and does not yet include all of the vehicles planned for the pack (see this post for a list - my hope is to have all of the mentioned vehicles which are in HD included at some point). Here's what's included so far (the vehicle names in bolded orange have black muzzle brakes/tips):
- France: Renault R35, AMX 13/75, AMX 13/57 GF, AMX 13/90, M4A1 Revalorise
- USSR: T-34-85, SU-100, ISU-152, IS-3, IS-3A
The main reasons the pack has taken so long (well, besides me being rather lazy/unmotivated, admittedly) are that the muzzle brake textures on most of the vehicles are incredibly annoying to look for, and matching the color across different nations in-game is a bit tricky as well. (When I say incredibly annoying, I mean some of the parts are in the most random of places in the texture files, and hunting for them takes a long time, even with the help of blender.) The former is also the reason why the AMX 13/75 and AMX 13/90 don't yet include black muzzle brakes - the upper part of the turret (the part that oscillates) is also included in the gun texture files for both tanks, so finding the right pieces is even crazier. Still, they work (for the most part), and I'm working on adding them (slowly, but surely)!
Gallery of vehicles included thus far: http://imgur.com/a/FCVbS (except for the 13/57 GF, since I forgot to take pictures of it before heading out, sorry)
Enjoy! I'll add vehicles to the pack as I finish them. Progress will likely be slow, however, especially since school resumes for me pretty soon.
As for the mint pack, it seems to have mysteriously disappeared from my action sets in Photoshop. I'll go hunting for it again; I probably misplaced it somewhere when updating...
EDIT: Oh, and happy new year!
Edited by FastestClassic, Dec 31 2016 - 23:47.