***Official Texturing Contest 03 Details***

Discussion in 'Contest #3: Texture Overlay' started by Snipergen, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    Overlay contest!

    Specifications

    -You have to make a wall poster/decal/logo that fits the tf2 theme.
    -Maximum resolution is 2048x2048.
    -You have to submit the flat texture resized to 1024x1024 to show your texture on the forums and you need an ingame render too (stupid but yes, it's needed to prove you can get an alpha channel to work correctly)
    -You have to submit your 2 pictures here:
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?p=26026#post26026
    -More than 1 entry is allowed.


    Final submission date is 1 August.

    Good luck, and be original!

    Spread the word
     
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  2. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    2048 x 2048 for a decal? =\
     
  3. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Links to tutorials on making overlays, please?
     
  4. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    You never know what crazy stuff people will pull off. If it's supposed to be placed in your own custom map, with it's own theme, on a huge wall, why not?
    I agree it is too much 99% of the situations but I want to give some freedom here.

    Nineaxis: You can post some too if you want :) But this is so easy that people will find it themselves. I mean, you might aswell give a photoshop tutorial etc... :)
     
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  5. joshman

    joshman L5: Dapper Member

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    Gettin' To Work.
     
  6. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    /initiate photoshop

    Engage!
     
  7. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Resources

    Overlay VMT File Code
    "LightmappedGeneric"
    {
    "$basetexture" "folder/filename"
    "$decal" 1
    "$decalscale" 0.25
    "$translucent" 1
    "%keywords" "tf"
    }

    Download Example VMT
    All you have to do is rename it and edit the basetexture in notepad!

    Valve Official TF2 Color Palette
    [​IMG]
    Download Palette Image

    Links
    [Dev Wiki] Using Vtex
     
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  8. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    It's getting lonely over in the uploads thread. :(
     
  9. joshman

    joshman L5: Dapper Member

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    But yours look so good!

    I'm Working on:

    Shuffleboard
    A Couple of Posters
    LAKE JOSHUA sign.

    Several other things.
     
  10. Inqwel

    Inqwel L6: Sharp Member

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    EDIT: TF2 color pallet comes in handy
     
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  11. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    I edited my post up there to include the palette and some more resources.
     
  12. Inqwel

    Inqwel L6: Sharp Member

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    Well, I tried. First attempt at a decal, especially a tf2 style decal.
     
  13. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Don't think I have the option of making a proper alpha channel in photoshop elements, think I'm going to have to get the Gimp again before I can submit my entry.
     
  14. joshman

    joshman L5: Dapper Member

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    How do you make the image look worn in gimp?
     
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    Inqwel L6: Sharp Member

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  16. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    Ummmm.... officialized due to forecast of awesome
     
  17. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    In fact, no, they really have to be new, created for this contest. They look good though. And it's not the quantity that counts but the quality :)
    Afterwards I'm making a post with all textures in, and people have to vote on 1 texture, not a texture pack.
    I'm not gonna allow nineaxis his first one too, he made better ones so that won't hurt you right nineaxis? :)
     
  18. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Its good that people are entering this one, I'm still working on my oil pump texture, I thought I'd have loads of free time with it being the end of term and all but its just been so chaotic I've had my steam rating drop below 10 for the second time since they added it!!!
    I have some time today though I'll make some posters and some other stuff (JUST LIKE TO REMIND PEOPLE THIS ISNT JUST FOR POSTERS......)
     
  19. joshman

    joshman L5: Dapper Member

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    Anybody know how to make the images look weathered, like the official ones?
     
  20. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    Paint them in it, very low opacity, maybe a little bit of noise filter afterwards.