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#81 Panthercules

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:21

Well, couple of problems so far.

 

First, I haven't been able to find any decent pictures of Bruno's scarf.  

 

Second, from what I can tell of the movie scenes I've watched so far (I'm thinking I'll have to figure out a way to grab something from the DVD since I can't find any stills) it looks like his scarf was different on one side than the other (some sort of dotted pattern on one side, and solid on the other).   RoF isn't capable of having the two sides of the scarf be different, so if I can figure out how to recreate that dotted pattern it will have to be that way on both sides of the scarf.

 

Back to watching the movie.  It may take a while to get this done - this is one of my all time favorite movies and it's hard to stop watching it and actually get any work done :)

 

Of course, it would be better if I could figure out a way to do Ursula Andress' "scarf" (towel) - it was the same color on both sides, but I think it looked better on her than it would have on Bruno :)


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#82 Panthercules

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:00

OK - I managed to get a screen capture off the DVD showing Bruno's scarf pretty well, but it's too late to mess with this further tonight, so I'll have to try giving it a shot tomorrow night after work.  (BTW - it's a crappy copy recorded off cable (can't find my real copy for some reason), so it's a little hard to tell, but I think the spots look more silver than they do gold.)


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#83 Morgenrot

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 17:26

Haha love it!! Well, I dug up my old BluRay version...

 

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"Who will fly with Stachel?"

 

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"1903? I'll remember that!"

 

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"I don't understand, Herr Rittmeister?"

 

Not really dots but circles or "O"'s, isn't it? It might even be something else like four small diamonds bunched together in a circle but yes, it's hard to see! I think you can definitely see the gold thread bunching at the tip/end loose threading of the scarf though, along with the black threads (in the scene when he's talking to MvR). I'm guessing that a very dark shiny grey might be the way to go than a flat black to better represent light reflecting off the silk? I'm guessing that when you say the dots/circles are only on one side might possibly be because he's wearing another black scarf in some scenes (which looks as if it's made of black wool), in adittion to his "smart dress" silk one in question. Even just a plain black scarf would be good though. I mean I always thought "we have white, where's the black?!" Cheers! :icon_e_salute:


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#84 Panthercules

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:00

Thanks - those are much clearer than the ones I was getting off my old cable-copy.  And you may be right - perhaps that black I was seeing was a second scarf instead of the other side of the same scarf.  Interesting - zoomed out the circles do seem a bit gold-ish but they look more silver/gray when I zoom in on them in Photoshop.  I'm not sure it's going to be easy to tell the difference when it translates into the game, but I may try one of each to see which looks better.


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#85 Panthercules

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 03:41

Ok - here you go - best I can do (hard to get the camera close enough to see it, and nobody flying nearby is likely to realize/notice, but what the heck - you'll know :)

 

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JSGME-ready Mod package, including my new Bruno Stachel scarf and skins for his Pfalz D.IIIa and Fokker Dr.1 (just so you won't have to search for them - these are Musicman's skins from the approved Community Fictional Skin Packs):

 

http://www.mediafire...s_for_JSGME.zip

 

 

Just select what used to be the yellow scarf in the hangar screen (you'll be able to see that it's the new one in the preview picture in the menu screen).

 

Enjoy!


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#86 Morgenrot

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 14:23

Yes!!!! It's perfect! Well, I owe you one. (My pilot's neck owes you one too.) You are a scholar and a gentleman and a really good artist! And if I may say so, a Legendary Legend!!

 

Aha... wait, sorry I just noticed! Didn't realise you'd already done Harvard and Yale  - completely missed that! Yes, I see it now! And yes I see you did indeed think of Saxony! Well that really *was* inspired... yes these are perfect for the "Millionaire's Unit" Yale Skull & Bones aviators! Funny, I was listening to the audiobook again recently (I'm sure you must already have it, you know, the book by Marc Wortman) and was thinking it'd be a nice touch if there was some way of personalising something other than the aircraft skins... and then you came up with this!! Well I'm speechless almost, the whole community should really appreciate it, not to mention all the other work and time you've steadfastly dedicated to RoF. I bet Jason will like this one! Brilliant.

 

Right! Next thing on the list is personalise our flying jackets, helmets, face and goggles... maybe say... changing around the "hand gesture" animations to finally include a proper salute :icon_e_salute: and we're getting there? ;) Hehe just joking old chap, take care and have a good weekend!

 

PS: Much respect and thanks of course to Musicman too for his legendary skinnage; really nice professional touch including it. One of my favourites!


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#87 Morgenrot

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 13:49

I gave Bruno's scarf to Richard Burton, who kindly took it along for a joyride earlier along the coast (with Raymond Baxter on board as observer).

 

Is it just me, or is Bruno's scarf a bit on the grey side?

 

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Pants, I know you're the expert on this (i've seen your lovely aeroplane skins) so I'm probably wrong but I think the light map in-game already has that specular channel (shadow map?) to handle all the shiny reflected light sources, so any extra grey makes it a bit too much? I'm just wondering if it'd look better in-game (with all that HDR blooming around) if your scarf background layer colour was toned down to 1,1,1? Or maybe even Batman black (0,0,0)? I mean if you wanna do a 2.0 final ver whenev. Not necessary to edit your beautifully done thumbnails anymore, just banner.dds?

 

Cheers!


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#88 Panthercules

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 15:25

Hmm - maybe.  If you're running HDR and bloom it might be making it look grayer on yours than it looked on my rig (I don't use either).

 

Here's a blacker version, in case you like that better:

 

http://www.mediafire...s_for_JSGME.zip

 

While I was playing around with this version two I tried again to find a way to address the way the game makes the part around his neck look weird (dots too big), but unfortunately the game is re-using another visible portion of the texture and just distorting it, so there's apparently no way to fix those areas without screwing up the more visible parts of the scarf trailing back behind him.  The neck distortion only shows up if you zoom in really close to him, so if you just avoid doing that you'll have a better result.

 

Enjoy!


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 23:58

Hey Panthercules,I guess I've seen this thread back then when you posted,but just now I realized how great this mod is,yet so simple. It brings more life to the game.
Let me ask,can you have all the packs installed at once or just one per time?


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#90 Panthercules

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 00:49

Hey Panthercules,I guess I've seen this thread back then when you posted,but just now I realized how great this mod is,yet so simple. It brings more life to the game.
Let me ask,can you have all the packs installed at once or just one per time?

 

Just one at a time.  There are only a limited number of "slots" for scarves and streamers that the game will recognize, and I had more different designs/colors than would fit in the available slots.  The packs generally tweak the same sets of files, so the last pack installed will over-write any earlier ones, so it's best to just activate the one you want and then deactivate it and use another one whenever you want to use any of the other ones (it's really easy to do that with JSGME).  When you mouse over the mod names in JSGME it will tell you which types are included in each pack, so it's easy to pick whichever one you want for any given session of RoF.


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#91 Morgenrot

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 01:56

Spanks, Pants! (Thanks, Panthercules). Legendary mod!  :icon_e_salute:

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