The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby buzz456 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:54 pm

PNWR1854 wrote:How to convert back into TgPcDx? RWtools doesnt work and I would like to know if you can do it in rsbintool. !*cheers*!

Well then you might stand by a shortly and my next series of posts will be about that very subject. *!greengrin!*
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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby buzz456 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:04 pm

Here in this series I'll try to explain how after you edit your texture you convert it back to TgPcDx form used in RailWorks.

1-paint net save as.jpg
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2-Paint net SD7-9_main1.jpg
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3-DXTBmp open bmp.jpg
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4-DXTBmp import alpha.jpg
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5-DXTBmp import trans SD.jpg
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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby buzz456 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:05 pm

6-DXTBmp format save.jpg
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7-DXTBmp dds DXT5.jpg
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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby minerman146 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:35 pm

Keep going - finally, a tutorial i can understand.
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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby buzz456 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:33 am

minerman146 wrote:Keep going - finally, a tutorial i can understand.

Thank you Sir. I appreciate it. Just one last thing here. when you go back in game you need to do the restart tab in world editor for your changes to show up.
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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby QcRail » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:29 am

PNWR1854 wrote:How to convert back into TgPcDx? RWtools doesnt work and I would like to know if you can do it in rsbintool. !*cheers*!


Patience *!lol!*

RW-Tool works well, if one follows a very specific procedure, my tutorial is about 80% finished --- will be highly illustrated in .PDF format

Soon, soon, soon !*salute*!

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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby buzz456 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:30 pm

ozinoz wrote:I want to jump in here; a bit further along in the process, but I am stuck at this point.

My BLE Connie's are finished, apart from re-numbering into a more appropriate road number series - this is where I am stuck. I have created a new csv file with the road numbers, but that is it! Mike said to open it in the blueprint editor and export it as a dcsv. That does nothing. My blueprint editor doesn't seem to do much of anything with anything! RWTools doesnt seem to deal with this either. I am probably being as thick as a whale omelette in not grasping this, but even my "Google-Fu" has failed me. Once I get past this stage, I want to move onto some other things for the B&LE... Just don't want to bother Mike again with him being in the middle of his own project

**!!bang!!**


*!!thnx!!*

!*cheers*!

If you tell me what numbers you want I can make one for you.
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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby QcRail » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:49 pm

Good News.

The Tutorial - Repainting with RW-Tools is ready. !*YAAA*!
Yep! 16 highly illustrated pages of goodies with a demonstration at the end !!*ok*!!

OH, HELL!!!
PDF File of 2 MiB is too BIG for upload **!!bang!!** **!!bang!!**

Please Buzz456 or Chacal come to my rescue !DUH!

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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby QcRail » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:01 am

Good News, thanks to Chacal *!!thnx!!*

You can browse, and be inspired by my second tutorial, treating the conversion of a TS .TgPcDx texture file to .dds and back into the game - thus .dds to .TgPcDx. Yes! 16 pages with lots of illustrations. I had a great pleasure writing the procedure and if anyone has a suggestion or an error to signal, please get in touch.

Here is the link : http://railworksamerica.com/images/PDF/ ... WTools.pdf

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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby buzz456 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:20 am

**!!bow!!** !*brav*! *!!thnx!!*
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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby Chacal » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:50 pm

This is all published now on the web site.
There is an older tutorial there named "Repainting locos", perhaps it's redundant, should we keep it? I don't know who wrote it.
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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby KevinWS » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:49 pm

I have a question in relation to a "viewer" to use to check the finished model. There used to be one, a utility, that allowed this for the old MSTS. You could also spin the model through 360 degrees in all three axis.

Is there one for Rail Sim or you have to keep loading via the game to visually check your work?
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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby buzz456 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:10 pm

KevinWS wrote:I have a question in relation to a "viewer" to use to check the finished model. There used to be one, a utility, that allowed this for the old MSTS. You could also spin the model through 360 degrees in all three axis.

Is there one for Rail Sim or you have to keep loading via the game to visually check your work?


To the best of my knowledge we don't have such a tool. I just keep TS open while I'm painting and after making changes just hit the re-start button if what I am changing are textures. It will then show your changes and you can spin around the object if you place it in a scenario right in from of your start position.
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Re: The Mechanics of getting started with TS Repainting

Unread postby KevinWS » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:45 pm

Thank you Buzz.

My computer is nor great - it runs TS well, but may struggle with my photo editor (PSP) open.

But I'll give it a try!
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