About This File
Redrawn Lines, Rivets, etc.. for the Mirage Factory's beautiful little F-84F Thunderstreak.
It can be used for SF1 or SF2.
This template is a .psd file at 4096 pixels. It can be reduced for those with low spec computers.
It was made using Photoshop. It has redrawn lines, rivets and various bits.
I had completed about half of this template when I discovered PappyChkSix's template and beautiful skins. Kicked myself repeatedly and at great length but I was also happy to discover the skins. Some of this template is based on and inspired by his original template and works.
The only skin with this template is USAF Natural Metal / Aluminum.
If you want to make the lines and rivets darker or lighter, this template allows you to do that yourself by adjusting the opacity of the lines, rivets or any layer of this file. To use it you must have a paint program that reads/modifies .psd files.
Then you can adjust the specular, glossiness and/or reflection entries in the skin's texture.ini file to get the skin to your liking.
I use the poor mans' method of bump mapping. I don't have the needed software or skills to create real bump maps. I use two template layers: one black the other white. The white layer is below the black layer and offset one pixel up or down and one pixel left or right. Then adjust the opacity of each layer to create a 'shadow' effect. When done right it gives the illusion it's 3D.
Add your own dirt, details and weathering.
Credit and Thanks to the Mirage Factory for this great little jet.
INSTALLATION: Unzip to a folder/place of your choice. Copy, Move, Drag-n-Drop or do whatever you wish to get the skin folder into your XXX folders. Choose the desired skin in the loadout section. Fly.
I'm releasing this under the Combat Ace Fair Use Agreement. Use it anyway you wish for personal use. For any other use, please contact me first.
If you find any problems with it, please PM me. If you improve it, please PM me a copy.
Thanks to all who are helping me learn to skin by direct involvement and/or by inspiration.
If I forget or miss anyone who deserves credit for anything I release, I apologize. I have no intent to abuse or misuse anyone's property or claim it as my own. Please contact me to correct any error.