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  1. CarthOnasty

    [WIP] Star Maps Revamp

    ///// 01. Background ///// Hey folks, I wanted to learn about reskinning, modding, etc. I noticed this last time that the star maps could use some tender love and care, so I thought I'd give them a shot. Here's an example of one as well as its skin as a reminder: ///// 02. Prep ///// After locating all of the model files, I wanted to first know where everything fell on the model, so I made a grid and applied it as the star map skin: Resulting in the following: I then took screen caps of various angles, locations, etc. ///// 03. Planning ///// I knew I wanted the textures to be a much higher quality as well as much more realistic. I perused through various metal textures, corroded, rusted, etc to find one I liked at still fit into the time period. I found old, abandoned trains to be a great source of inspiration/textures. Regarding the runes on the model, I wanted them to stand out much more and thought were a very cool feature that could be integrated. I made them a bit more front-and-center and added a glow via CM_Bright. ///// 4. Work Thus Far ///// Okay, enough stalling, here's what I have so far: ///// 05. Challenges ///// Lining up the indentations was very difficult and they honestly don't line up on every side. I just got them as even as I could considering the sides and hoped for the best. As you can see in the above screen caps, there's discolored between the body and the feet, though this isn't the same for every location. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that. Lining up the circle piece is pretty tough, as the surrounding areas' texture is also about 40% larger so it's just a matter of finding that balance. ///// 06. Next Steps ///// Figure out what the hell to do with that base. I'm not even sure I like what's there originally. Maybe leave it blank? Or does it need something, I dunno. General seam clean-up. Retexture the sphere in the middle as well as a couple other pieces once the map opens. ///// 07. Future Plans ///// In thinking about a version 2, I'd like to actually edit the model files. I think some edges could be softened, but mostly I'd like to adjust the mapping to avoid so many repeated areas of the texture. I'd also like to adjust the lighting in a couple of places. Would I go as far as to customize it for every zone you find a map? I dunno, that's a big endeavor. ///// 08. Final Remarks ///// Well there you go. Thanks for reading through this wall of text. Feel free to leave any constructive criticisms or advice. I'm open to any and all!
  2. CarthOnasty

    Star Map Revamp

    Version 1.1

    3,868 downloads

    ///// 01. Background ///// Being such a main part of the K1 story, I was surprised to see these had yet to be revamped. I was looking to get into modding/reskinning, so I thought this would be a great project. ///// 02. Enhancements ///// First steps were to update the overall model. I wanted some visual upgrades while still maintaining a very-aged and neglected structure. I love the runes scattered throughout the game and I really wanted to incorporate those as well. It seemed fitting to light them. (And you're going to them all over the place.) Next section was so focus on the HUD (for lack of a better term). It was very pixelated and really needed a crisp, new look. I tried to simplify it a bit and ended up removing a couple of parts as well. The biggest change I made was creating a new piece for the planet locators. I simply didn't like the originals and wanted to make the location an actual planet. This was a really fun part--recreating the central galaxy this all revolved around. I used some shots of actual galaxies, nebulas, and starfields. It's hard to beat the real thing. I adjusted the colors slightly for better clarity as well. The mother of a bastard that caused me the most grief, was the dodecahedron in the center of the star map. The texture had such a bizarre repeat pattern and never really wrapped that well. I'm happy to the point I got it to, but would like to make that an actual sphere in v2. ///// 03. Future Plans ///// In thinking about a version 2, I'd like to actually edit the model files. I think some edges could be softened, but mostly I'd like to adjust the mapping to avoid so many repeated areas of the texture. The final opening of the star map, where the PC finds out the location of the forge could use some work. Most (if not all) is model work and I wasn't ready for that. I'd also like to adjust the lighting in a couple of places. Would I go as far as to customize it for every zone you find a map? I dunno, that's a big endeavor and there are a limited number of placeables. ///// 04. Moving Forward ///// This has been a fun project for sure, and I'm happy to see it come to fruition. Please download and let me know your thoughts. I open to constructive criticism and whatever I can do to the better the project, I'm happy to do so. ///// 05. Install ///// Drag 'em to your override folder. These shouldn't conflict with anything. ///// 06. Uninstall ///// Remove the files. ///// 07. Disclaimer ///// Distribute, have fun, edit, whatever. I only ask that you don't claim this as your own. ///// 08. Thanks ///// So many! Shout outs for tutorials, advice, suggestions, testing, encouragement, and more. A Future Pilot, Darth_Sapiens, DarthParametric, DarthVarkor, djh269, InSidious, JCarter426, Kexikus, ndix UR, Rece, Sith Holocron, Sithspecter, Sniggles, tjsase, VarsityPuppet, Zhaboka
  3. ebmar

    A Trace of the Builders

    From the album: The Playthrough

    An amazing view of CarthOnasty's "Star Map Revamp 1.1".
  4. CarthOnasty

    Download:Star Map Revamp

    File Name: Star Map Revamp File Submitter: CarthOnasty File Submitted: 25 Apr 2018 File Category: Skins K1R Compatible: Yes ///// 01. Background ///// Being such a main part of the K1 story, I was surprised to see these had yet to be revamped. I was looking to get into modding/reskinning, so I thought this would be a great project. ///// 02. Enhancements ///// First steps were to update the overall model. I wanted some visual upgrades while still maintaining a very-aged and neglected structure. I love the runes scattered throughout the game and I really wanted to incorporate those as well. It seemed fitting to light them. (And you're going to them all over the place.) Next section was so focus on the HUD (for lack of a better term). It was very pixelated and really needed a crisp, new look. I tried to simplify it a bit and ended up removing a couple of parts as well. The biggest change I made was creating a new piece for the planet locators. I simply didn't like the originals and wanted to make the location an actual planet. This was a really fun part--recreating the central galaxy this all revolved around. I used some shots of actual galaxies, nebulas, and starfields. It's hard to beat the real thing. I adjusted the colors slightly for better clarity as well. The mother of a bastard that caused me the most grief, was the dodecahedron in the center of the star map. The texture had such a bizarre repeat pattern and never really wrapped that well. I'm happy to the point I got it to, but would like to make that an actual sphere in v2. ///// 03. Future Plans ///// In thinking about a version 2, I'd like to actually edit the model files. I think some edges could be softened, but mostly I'd like to adjust the mapping to avoid so many repeated areas of the texture. The final opening of the star map, where the PC finds out the location of the forge could use some work. Most (if not all) is model work and I wasn't ready for that. I'd also like to adjust the lighting in a couple of places. Would I go as far as to customize it for every zone you find a map? I dunno, that's a big endeavor and there are a limited number of placeables. ///// 04. Moving Forward ///// This has been a fun project for sure, and I'm happy to see it come to fruition. Please download and let me know your thoughts. I open to constructive criticism and whatever I can do to the better the project, I'm happy to do so. ///// 05. Install ///// Drag 'em to your override folder. These shouldn't conflict with anything. ///// 06. Uninstall ///// Remove the files. ///// 07. Disclaimer ///// Distribute, have fun, edit, whatever. I only ask that you don't claim this as your own. ///// 08. Thanks ///// So many! Shout outs for tutorials, advice, suggestions, testing, encouragement, and more. A Future Pilot, Darth_Sapiens, DarthParametric, DarthVarkor, djh269, InSidious, JCarter426, Kexikus, ndix UR, Rece, Sith Holocron, Sithspecter, Sniggles, tjsase, VarsityPuppet, Zhaboka Click here to download this file