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Author Topic: Question about DGIV skin. I'm trying to make one and have a problem.  (Read 2916 times)

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Offline Balladeer

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01 April 2008, 08:09:41
Hey there.  I'm trying to make a DGIV skin but am having a problem.  All text that I've added to the skin (Except for
my tail numbers) are inside out.  I have duplicate texts that say "United States Air Force" and have them positioned
on either side of the ship, both readable from left to right depending which side of the ship you looking from.  
However when I see the ship in game, the text is inside out.  Not backwards but almost mirrored backwards.  I don't
know much about these things or Gimp which is what I'm using, but is this template itself turned inside out because it
later gets "wrapped" around the ship once in game?

I have the same problem on my RIGHT wing where I have written "USAF".  It too is being projected inside out and not
only that, its being projected inside out on the underside of the LEFT wing at the same time.    

Thanks for any assistance.


Offline Dig Gil

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Reply #1 - 01 April 2008, 13:21:32
What do you mean by "inside out"?
Can you show your new texture as it is now? Maybe the letters are outside the boundaries...



Post Edited ( 04-01-08 13:23 )

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Offline Balladeer

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Reply #2 - 01 April 2008, 18:01:44



Not only are the phrases backwards themselves, but each letter is flipped backwards as well.

Now when I typed these out in Gimp onto the template, everything was right side up and correctly displayed from
right to left.  Somehow the phrases flipped as well as the letters flipped.


Offline Dig Gil

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Reply #3 - 01 April 2008, 18:24:48
Oh! I know this issue! You must mirror horizontally the  phrases at Gimp.


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Reply #4 - 01 April 2008, 20:41:27
The wings on the DG are transparent from that perspective. The verticle stabs are too (ever wonder why the Nasa Skin uses 8s
and 0s in the serial number ;)

Your writing has to go on the body of the DGIV.


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Reply #5 - 01 April 2008, 21:39:16
Thank you both fellas but I'm still a little confused.  So the writing cannot go onto the wing template?  If that is the
case, how can I tell where to place the text since the body template has only that, the body?


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Reply #6 - 01 April 2008, 23:57:17
Okay got the text issue figured out.  Gimp has a tool to rotate things which is what I was using to be able to read
correctly from right to left.  They have another tool though that flips them horizontally or something. :wonder:
I applied this after the rotation.  It makes the text look messed up but it comes out looking right.  I see what you
mean too on the tail numbers.  I've tried doing an airbase designation, year ordered, and three numbers of a serial
number but I guess I can't do this.  I looks fine on one side of each vertical stabilizer and looks backwards on the
other side.


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Reply #7 - 02 April 2008, 15:58:17
I don't know how to solve that, but the worst is gone then keep your creative work!


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Reply #8 - 03 April 2008, 14:27:16
Actually, you can add text to the wing, but you have to add it closer in to the body. Where the text can go is where the
bottom of the DGIV meets the top at the wing. If you go too far out, you experience the overlap.

Sorry if I confused you Balladeer, but it sounds like you figured it out on your own. That is the best way to learn.

Happy skinning.


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