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Fictional paint scheme

Post by RatherBFlyin » 08 Oct 2009, 08:05

So I just started a new blog on wordpress, and lo and behold they up and leave, and tell us to have fun with their logo.

Soooo... I figured it was as good a time as any to learn how to paint an FSX aircraft. I present to you, WordPress' brand new (previously owned) 737-800.

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It could still use a little work, but I think it turned out pretty good for a first attempt at painting an aircraft.

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Post by accguate » 08 Oct 2009, 18:19

good job!.........
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Post by maverick10 » 08 Oct 2009, 18:34

Good repaint for your first time :wink:
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Post by DMM200 » 08 Oct 2009, 21:34

I like it!
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Post by RatherBFlyin » 08 Oct 2009, 22:44

I'm wondering if I should zip it up and upload it to AVSIM and FlightSim. After I have finished tweaking it, of course.

The biggest issue I had while working on this was that once I got the logos in place and sized the way I wanted them, I would lock them in place and then couldn't figure out how to get at them again if I needed to adjust them after that without going through several undoes to remove the lock.

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Post by FJ flyer » 08 Oct 2009, 23:02

Looks good for a first go!

Did you use DXTBmp? If so, you need to make sure that "Include Mipmaps when saving" (it's on the right) is Unchecked! That will get rid of the fuzziness and improve the quality.
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Post by Tom Alder » 08 Oct 2009, 23:38

Good job for the first time.
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Post by RatherBFlyin » 09 Oct 2009, 00:54

I did use DTXBMP, but never saw any check boxes anywhere. I'll look again.

*Edit* Ah, I see what you mean. I was working with the window in its default size which doesn't show anything on the right side other than the Alpha channel and Vista UAC warning. When I blew it up to full screen, then I could see the check boxes. I'll try resaving the textures with that turned off.

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