TDR Skin Basics [Warning LOTS of images]

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TDR Skin Basics [Warning LOTS of images]

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Hello, So I still know, people like TDR... well some people...

-=Click here to go stright to the tutorial for beginners=-

All of my time in TDR has been dedicated to skinning since it came on steam, No really.. The only time Ive enterd a race is to see a part of a map I rember, or take a screenshot of a skin, Ive not finished a race yet. and Im sure everyone new to the game will just cheat and use ped pasher to instafinish most races. When I first played it back in the early 2000s, I only had the eagle.

anyhow skinning, wana learn how to skin? I shall tell you my basic ways of skinning, testing, etc,

Hopefully this is a usefull database for any wanabe skinner, or even experianced skinner.

with TDR its not as simple as selecting a car, making a skin, while its much easyer to work with than C2, or C1 multiple textures, and it has the ability to test in the menue, TDR cars are... lets say Not 100% in the quality department, with texture errors, oddly placed textures, unusual model shading, dark areas.

so lets test this out, Ive done this for you, with a basic TDR test skin, I make a new skin, make it solid green, and make the samage skin solid pink, this is the easyest way to pick up any errors that might affect your skins.. so lets mee the cars.

Eagle Mk4

Skinnable: Car body

Not Skinnable: Wheels, Driver, Underside, Interior

Finish: Matte

Shading: Dark areas over most of the body

Damage Skin: Only car body




Electric Blue

Skinnable: Car body, wheels

Not Skinnable: Underside, Driver, Interior

Finish: Gloss

Shading: Dark Wheels

Damage Skin: Only car body




Femme Fatal

Skinnable: Car body, wheels

Not Skinnable: Driver, Underside

Finish: Gloss

Shading: Dark roof, blades

Damage Skin: Car body, blades




The Fortress

Skinnable: Cab, Exhaust

Not Skinnable: ... Well most of it as you can see?

Finish: Matte

Shading: No errors

Damage Skin: Cab minus Windshield




Stormbringer

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Gloss

Shading: No errors

Damage Skin: All minus driver, wheels




White Trash

Skinnable: Body, wheels

Not Skinnable: Drive, Chassis components

Finish: Matte

Shading: No errors

Damage Skin: Body only




Killa Kart

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Matte

Shading: Lots of dark components

Damage Skin: No damage skin



The Green Hammer

Skinnable: Body, wheels

Not Skinnable: Engine, Weapon, Driver, Interior, Underside

Finish: Matte

Shading: Dark area in truck bed, on bumpers & wheels, Front grille looks light

Damage Skin: Car body

Notes: Front weapon uses damage skin as default




HfB Terra

Skinnable: Body, wheels

Not Skinnable: Interior, Underside, Driver

Finish: Matte

Shading: No errors

Damage Skin: Car body




Thumper

Skinnable: Car body, wheels

Not Skinnable: Driver, interior, Underside, Suspension components

Finish: Gloss

Shading: No errors

Damage Skin: None



SXE Black Hatch

Skinnable: Car body

Not Skinnable: Blower, underside, wheels, interior, driver

Finish: Matte

Shading: No errors

Damage Skin: Car body minus rear tanks




Jadead

Skinnable: Car body, wheels

Not Skinnable: Driver, Interior, Underside

Finish: Matte

Shading: Dark patch on rear

Damage skin: Car body




Jaws

Game crashes on skinning attempt



The Mechah

Skinnable: Car body, Wheels, Seats

Not Skinnable: Underside, Some interior parts, Driver

Finish: Gloss

Shading: Lots of dark areas and patches

Damage skin: Car body, Seats




King Merc

Skinnable: Car body, Underside, Interior

Not Skinnable: Driver, Tracks

Finish: Matte

Shading: No errors

Damage skin: None



Knave

Skinnable: Car body, Interior mostly, Wheels

Not Skinnable: Underside, Door panels, Driver

Finish: Gloss

Shading: No errors

Damage skin: Car body, interior




Limey

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Matte, Only driver is shiney..?

Shading: No errors

Damage skin: Body, Interior minus driver, rollbar, spikes




Lucifer

Game crashes on skinning attempt



Ther Machine

Skinnable: Car body

Not Skinnable: Driver, Interior, Eheels, Underside (its allways cars with wheels I dont like, that have non-changable wheels)

Finish: Matte

Shading: No errors

Damage skin: Car body




McKilem

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Gloss

Shading: No Errors

Damage skin: all minus driver, wheels




Tress Hombres

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Gloss

Shading: No Errors

Damage skin: all minus wheels, drivers




Master Mine

Skinnable: Body, Wheels, Chassis

Not Skinnable: Driver, Interior

Finish: Matte

Shading: No errors

Damage skin: Cab, Some body components

Notes: This is an odd one, the chassis are from the damage texture, yet the damage texture does not affect most parts, If you want to skin this its probly best just not having a damage skin, and using the same for both.




Pogo

Game crashes on skinning attempt



The Boss

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Gloss

Shading: Dark wheels, interior and grille

Damage skin: All minus driver, wheels




Viper

Skinnable: Body, Wheels

Not Skinnable: Interior, Driver, Underside

Finish: Matte

Shading: Dark Bumpers

Damage skin: Body




Ped Basher

Game crashes on skinning attempt



The Pigs!

Game crashes on skinning attempt



Rubber Duckey

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Matte, atleast I think so.

Shading: Too many errors to list, just look

Damage skin: Some random parts




Big Wig

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish:

Shading: No errors

Damage skin: all minus Wheels, Driver




Shark

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Gloss

Shading: No errors

Damage skin: only some components




The Specter

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Matte

Shading: Dark interior

Damage skin: All minus wheels




Sparrow

Skinnable: body wheels

Not Skinnable: Underside, Interior, Driver

Finish: Matte

Shading: Dark patches around blower

Damage skin: Main body component only.




Sports Sedan

Game crashes on skinning attempt



Husky

Skinnable: All minus wheels

Not Skinnable: Wheels

Finish: Gloss

Shading: Bright driver

Damage skin: All minus wheels




Steam Machine

Game crashes on skinning attempt



Suppressor

Skinnable: Body, Wheels, Interior

Not Skinnable: Underside

Finish: Gloss

Shading: Dark turret

Damage skin: All minus wheels, interior part




The Beast

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Matte

Shading: Multiple errors

Damage skin: Car body

Note: Drills use damage texture as default




New Suppressor

Skinnable: Body, Wheels

Not Skinnable: Underside

Finish: Gloss

Shading: Dark turret

Damage skin: All minus wheels




Da Panzer

Ok im gona skip all the sections on this one, This is the worst car to skin in the game, shading errors all over, multiple colored parts apear on the textures, damage texture used over large areas, Just take a look at the pics.




The Chef

Skinnable: Wheels, Body, Interior

Not Skinnable: Driver, Underside

Finish: Matte

Shading: Dark wheels

Damage skin: Body, Blade




The Wheel

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Matte

Shading: Lots of patchy darkness

Damage skin: None

Note: Transparnecy will be removed when making a skin.



TNT

Skinnable: Body Wheels

Not Skinnable: Interior, Underside, Driver

Finish: Gloss

Shading: Dark bed, Dark wheels, Bright front

Damage skin: Car body




The Cutter

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Matte

Shading: No Errors

Damage skin: Main component only






Skinnable: Car body

Not Skinnable: Driver, Wheels, Underside

Finish: Matte

Shading: Dark guard, tow arm, rear fenders

Damage skin: All skinnable components




Throb Rod

Skinnable: Car body chassis etc

Not Skinnable: Wheels, driver

Finish: Matte

Shading: No errors

Damage skin: All skinnable parts




Vlad

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Gloss

Shading: No errors

Damage skin: All munis wheels




The Vulture

Skinnable: Car body, Wheels, Interior, Weapons

Not Skinnable: Underside Driver

Finish: Matte

Shading: Dark rear windows, wheels, weapons

Damage skin:




Witch Doctor

Skinnable: Body, wheels, Door panels

Not Skinnable: Underside, Interior, Driver

Finish: Gloss

Shading: Dark wheels, door panels

Damage skin: All minus wheels




Wraith

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Gloss

Shading: No Errors

Damage skin: Car body (cant see if driver gets damage)

Note: Transparent parts removed with skinning




Blood & Bones

Game crashes on skinning attempt



Big Daddy

Game crashes on skinning attempt



Buggy

Game crashes on skinning attempt



Bumble Bee

Skinnable: Car body, Tyre tread, Interior

Not Skinnable: Underside, Driver, Wheel walls

Finish: Gloss

Shading: Dark inside rear wings

Damage skin: Car body, Interior

Note: Left door panel uses damage texture, while undamaged, right door panel dosent use damage texture when damaged





Soul Harvester

Skinnable: Car body, Blades, Interior, Engine

Not Skinnable: Wheels, Driver, Windshield

Finish: Matte

Shading: Dark blades, engine, interior, Very dark in front

Damage skin: All skinned parts except blades




Supercharger

Skinnable: body, door panels, wheels, driver

Not Skinnable: interior, underside

Finish: Gloss

Shading: No errors

Damage skin: Car body, Door panels




Enforcer

Skinnable: Car body, Wheels, Roof lights

Not Skinnable: Interior, Underside, Driver, Blower

Finish: Matte

Shading: Dark wheels

Damage skin: All skinned parts minus wheels




Cop Car

Skinnable: All minus underside

Not Skinnable: Underside

Finish: Matte

Shading: Dark on edges of roof lights

Damage skin: Random parts missing damage texture

Note: For some reson uses wheels from damage texture at all times




Gorvette Imaginative naming has no bounds

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Gloss

Shading: No errors

Damage skin: All minus wheels




Drag-Ghoul

Skinnable: All

Not Skinnable: N/A

Finish: Matte

Shading: Many errors

Damage skin: All minus wheels, steering wheel

Note: wheel textures will loose alpha, meaning you cant skin this without it looking like shit (unless someone knows a trick?)




Tomahawk

Skinnable: Body, Wheels

Not Skinnable: Interior, Underside, Driver

Finish: Gloss

Shading: No errors

Damage skin: All skinned parts minus wheels




So there it is, the first and only database on TDR skins? hope this helps.

Hell there were a lot of things to fix in that post.

Most indepth look at TDR skins in hsitory?
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-=Basic skinning guide for very beginners=-

This is a tutorial to show the basics of skinning, how TDR works, and some very basic texture edting, This

tutorial is designed for very beginners to try get them into making new skins :P thats how I started my

modding afterall.

First find the car you want to skin, You might want to check the database I did up there to find a car you

atleast think is skinnable, Nothing worse than making something and reolising TDR screwed it up.

For this im going to make a simple GMC skin of the Tress Hombres.

So go to garage and find your car,



Then click the paint button to bring yourself to the painting menue.



After you are here click New.



Type in the name of your skin.



You can see a tab at bottom saying normal, damage, and active, Click active to make this the paintjob the

car uses, and if you click damage it will show you the car in its damaged skin.



Now you can see its on the list, What I do here is leave the game running and alt tab out (wich is why I

have 3 hours on record for TDR despite not 'Playing' it, anyway Go to your steam folder, For me its C:

\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Carmageddon TDR 2000\Assets\Cars\Mighty_Muff\Skins please note: Car folder

names are not allways the same as the car, but they often give a clue, such as the boss being named,

Mustang.

In this folder you will see two BMP files with the car skin... I know BMP sucks.. but thats just what it

does.



Here is a closeup of both textures, Most cars in TDR are 512x512 single textures.



So now for some editing tips, the best way to reskin cars for ME (this is just opinion) is to seprate the

car body, from all other components, this way its easyer to reskin, and make multiple skins without having

to edit it all each time, I also save the body texture for later use.



As you can see its now easy to recolor, and edit, so Im going to make this truck Red, This is diffrent on

whatever program you use I guess, But I use PSP7, All I did was slightly brighten the image, then paint over

it with a bright red with the color to target tool.



Then simply paste that over the existing skin, this can be very usefull for making more complex skins,

paintjobs, and masks to put over textures to make camo paintjobs etc.



Now to add the finishing GMC touches, I personally use lots of images from the internet for this, Its

usually not that hard to find what you are looking for, Im just going to google '90 Gmc sierra front' after

scrolling down a while I found this



Also be sure to look in the Related images to the right, Theres nothing in there this time, But sometimes if

you are having a hard time finding a texture, it pops up in related images when you find one thats 'allmost

right'

Now I just cut out the grille, headlights And I paint over the



Then just paste the headlights over the blanked area, and resize to fit. New front end!



Now im just going to add some bits, The colored bed, the rear white stripe, gmc badge, and there you have

it, A finished skin, a small edit atleast



Feel free to coppy and paste that onto a skin to use if ya want, I saved it as a Png,

now just got to TDR click the update button and it will tell you it will be a few seconds, Then your skin

will arive ingame.. You want to test this ingame Before making a damage skin, Just to make sure.





Damage skin time, There are a bunch of diffrent ways to do this, The easy way is to use a pre made texture effect,



But that never looks quite right.

If you want to make a nice damage skin I sugest using masks, transparent parts, and hand painting parts of damage on for the best effect, It dosent take as long as you think, Heres a damage texture I quickly made.



Now as I said, tools are diffrent, so if you want me to explain exactly how to make a damage mask in PSP7 just ask and ill be happy to explain.

Now the last part, is a part that TDR dosent do properly at first, Go back to the game, and click update again on your skin, the damage skin does not have to be selected, Updating. updates both skins at once.

What you will see is that TDR show a new damage skin, but dont panic, Its loaded, it just dosent show at first, Simply go out of paint back to garage, and click paint again, Youll see that the new damage skin is now there.



Now you have a finished car, So keep at it, Who knows what you can create.



Happy skinning.

also what the hell is this?


It looks like it was taken out of some 'spooky' kids haloween game, The ghoul express... I need to find out how to edit allready ingame textures :/ I wana skin maps, and drones. and turn TDR into a carma game, with phsyics changes.. etc
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Post by Toshiba-3 »

Nice tutorial, Maxine!

Don't forget that you can generate TGA files directly and then use higher resolution to increase the detail level!

[edit] and this allows you to change all textures as well, even wheels etc.
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Sorry for being off-topic, but my Firefox can load your 200+ image post perfectly fine. But if a page contains one single video? Oh, I can wait for ten seconds before I get control back.
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Thank you Maxine, now I know why game crashes everytime I tried to make new skin. Those are Nosebleed cars which you can't reskin.