12-25-2007, 11:23 AM
I tried to follow some instructions I found here on how to edit a color scheme. Save scheme, load it, export it... And there should be a new .tga in the colorschemes dir in the program folder... that is where I get lost. In g4, I'm not finding any tga's much less any individual model files etc... am I looking in the wrong locations? Did I miss something?
Running G4 on Vista32 if that helps.
12-25-2007, 11:26 AM
I was following the guidelines in this post:
But I think I figured it out..
I exported it, saved as rfx or whatnot... renamed to .zip, and found the TGA in there..
12-25-2007, 12:10 PM
I too have been trying this. There should be a sticky like there is for aircraft building.
I have managed to find the file and get it into gimp now all I need is to learn that program.
here is everthing I could find posted here Im sure there is more but its a start
NEMO UK WROTE
try the following …
• Select the aircraft you would like to repaint.
• Go to the Aircraft menu and select “save color scheme as”
• Give the scheme a name and press OK
• This will create a TGA image file in the following folder …
• Edit this file in a paint package e.g. Photoshop or Paint shop pro (don't change the name or the file type)
• Launch Realflight and go to “select aircraft” and select the aircraft you created a custom scheme for. You should have an extra option under color scheme, choose it and your new scheme will be applied to the aircraft
Page 88 of the help doc gives you much more information
C:\Program Files\RealFlightG3\Documentation\English\ Rf g3 rev 1.doc
Now if you want a custom color scheme, at top menu under aircraft you will see color scheme save as. use that to save color scheme. it will create a graphic file a TGA , now fire up a paint program, that can handle TGA files and has good editing tools. from there mask the areas you want to paint and have at it. another way is use magic mask tools to mask certain areas and repaint , fill, airbrush, what you want. if you are handy with paint program its pretty much endless . you can even take a picture of your bird and paste it in. just have to match size angle and all that .
here is screen shot what it looks like in paint program, then a screen shot of it flying. and ill attach the CS G3X I just did so you can fly it around. just for you
hope that helps.
oh when you re-save TGA leave name same and same place it is at , then just select the CS from the aircraft menu , you'll see it create a DDS file and after a couple of seconds bingo you edit should be now on the bird .
I think the manual covers how to save CS
Here are the steps i sent him.
1. From within Realflight Pick the plane that you want to re-paint, Pull down the the "Aircraft menu" and "Save color scheme as" type in any name you wish, example: (New scheme)
2. exit real flight
3. Start your graphic editor (Paintshop,Photoshop, Gimp. and open your new file, it will be in the C: or D:\Program Files\RealflightG3\colorschemes\New scheme.tga
4.Re-paint the plane to your taste with the editor and save the file, to the same name that you imported Example: New scheme.tga
5 restart Realflight and under the pull down menu "Aircraft menu" go to "Select color scheme" and the new scheme should be there, highlight it and it will create and new DDS and change to the revised scheme.
What I do when re-doing a standard RF scheme is pick the plane you want to change .
1. load the plane
2 .save the scheme to Nexstar2 under "Save color scheme as"
3. load the saved scheme under "Select color scheme" Nexstar2
This will make a new dds.
4.Go to your Photo shop or Paint shop open the Nexstar2.tga from the colorscheme dir. and do what ever editing you wish and save the file as
Nexstar.tga, make sure it is saving a tga not psd ,turn of compression if it is on ,and make sure it is not saving the file as a copy. restart RF ,and it will make a new dds with your changes.
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How to change the actual name of an aircraft G4.
G4 is a little more complicated than G3 was and has a total of 11 places where the real name of the aircraft (or its custom subdirectory) comes into play.
In C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR NAME\My Documents\RealFlight G4\Vehicles\ColorSchemes - you need to edit the appropriate .colorscheme file to point to the new name. There are three places to change in this file; BaseVehicle=STRING:, DDSFileName=STRING:, & TGAFileName=STRING:.
In C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR NAME\My Documents\RealFlight G4\Vehicles\CustomVehicles - first change the name of the .rfvehicle file to the new name, then in the file change BasedOn=STRING: and UserName=STRING:.
In C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR NAME\My Documents\RealFlight G4\Vehicles\CustomModels - change the name of the subdirectory for the aircraft, then rename and edit the .bse file. There are also three places to edit in this file; XK_FileName=STRING: (both subdirectory & KEX name), & Name_TSTRING=STRING:.
Lastly in the aircraft subdirectory you just renamed, rename the .KEX file.
Hope this helps and maybe some of the people that can do this with ease could put up a sticky.
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