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Mods => Paints => Topic started by: PiBoSo on August 22, 2010, 12:06:32 am

Title: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on August 22, 2010, 12:06:32 am
Paints are used to change liveries of kart and driver.

To add an helmet paint:
1) Download the templates: http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads
2) Create a texture named helmet.tga or helmet.bmp
3) download PaintEd: http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads
4) create the directory structure driver/helmets/sk6/paints
5) Using PaintEd, convert the texture to a paint, saving it in the previously created "paints" folder.

To change helmet's visor:
1) Create two textures, named visor.tga and visor#2.tga ( for rain )
2) Move them to the same folder of helmet's texture
3) Using PaintEd, convert the textures to a paint.


Inside Kart Racing Pro, when in "viewer" mode ( click on the dot in the bottom-right corner of main menu ), it is possible to reload a paint from disk pressing the 'r' key.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: brt900 on December 05, 2010, 06:05:17 pm
where can i find a template id like to start making my kart before the game is realeased
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Nick Johnston on December 06, 2010, 07:26:30 am
I searched around and tried to open up a .pnt file with this PaintEd program. But every time I try to open the white.pnt it crashes the program.

Anything you can think of?
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Diswanio on December 07, 2010, 10:10:24 am
Can you use Photoshop as well?
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: BlackEye on December 07, 2010, 03:10:09 pm
You use some program to make a paint (photoshop, paint, gimp etc).
Save file as .tga or . bmp
Use PaintEd to convert your .tga/.bmp image file to .pnt file.
Use that .pnt file in KRP.

PaintEd is just a tool to convert .tga/.bmp to .pnt, it's not image editor program.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Diswanio on December 07, 2010, 04:41:34 pm
How do you use PaintEd, start with Paint read?
need some help thnx  :o
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Argus on December 07, 2010, 07:13:40 pm
hello how are you, I have a question, I would like to know how to put the kart on the karts.pkz Pinstar white.pnt?

from already thank you very much
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Snappe on December 07, 2010, 08:48:58 pm
Take a look at the Tools Wiki:
http://tools.piboso.com/index.php/PaintEd (http://tools.piboso.com/index.php/PaintEd)
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Diswanio on December 08, 2010, 08:46:51 pm
i cant get my helmet design showing ingame?
Followd these instructions: http://tools.piboso.com/index.php/PaintEd

Mayb did something wrong with the layers in Photoshop?
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Mitdawg48 on December 09, 2010, 08:40:13 am
I am having the same trouble not being able to see my helmet design in game. It shows the name in the drop down box when selecting the helmet, but when selected, shows the plain white helmet on the driver...
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Snappe on December 09, 2010, 10:15:02 pm
When you open your .pnt file with PaintEd, on the left side does it say 'helmet'? Does clicking on it show your paint correctly on the right?
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Bacchulum on December 10, 2010, 08:46:27 am
Thanks Snapper, I had the same problem and that fixed it. ;)
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Mitdawg48 on December 10, 2010, 11:06:30 am
yeah mate, i followed all the steps correctly with the PaintEd, and the image comes up on the right, so i don't know whats going on aye...
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Diswanio on December 10, 2010, 02:27:41 pm
@ Snapper, thnx! That worked :)
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Bacchulum on December 12, 2010, 02:08:42 am
How do we get a suit to show?
All I can get is the helmet. :-\

[edit]
Just after I posted I thought of something I hadn't tried, put it in the 'kart' folder.
Works like a charm. ;D
[/edit]
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: simmme181 on December 12, 2010, 07:57:37 pm
Could someone give me step by step description how to get suit and kart to show ingame?

Ive read earlier posts and get kind off confused when "kart folder" is showing up since i dont have one?
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Finnro65 on December 12, 2010, 08:08:04 pm
Extract the file karts.pkz with winrar and you have the file in your kartracing directory.
That is the easiest way.
And then read the wiki from page 1.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: simme181 on December 12, 2010, 08:22:06 pm
Got it to work :)
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: NAA551WB on December 23, 2010, 05:50:29 am
I can get the bodywork to show up, I put that in the karts/ks1/paints folder but I cannot get the chassis to show up. Seriously I am retarded when it comes to this and I need someone to hold my hand and walk me through this.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Schwoni on April 22, 2011, 07:13:19 pm
Piboso can you tell us please which parts of karts are paintable? i tried some and found the airbox,axle,chain,pedal,radiator,seat for this you have to rename the tga to TK_seat and the other parts what`s with rims and steering wheel and chaincover? don`t find the correct names. is that possible?
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Racehard on April 22, 2011, 08:57:45 pm
And how about shadow and details on the parts if you do it the way schwoni suggested?

PiBoSo could you make these paints accessable, so that we could change the colour of a metal or else (pedals, radiator, clutch-,brake lever or steering wheel) easily with photoshop, without loosing any detailed texture stuff like the shadows etc.
That would be really awesome :)
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Schwoni on April 29, 2011, 10:15:59 pm
someone know what about this?
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on May 24, 2011, 12:59:27 am
Templates updated:
http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads

More information:
http://tools.piboso.com/index.php/PaintEd
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Racehard on May 24, 2011, 10:20:19 am
Thank you :)
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: EVO on May 24, 2011, 10:42:42 am
What happened to TK_radiator and TK_airbos and TK_seat? I made a  cool seat as did Schwoni. And I added a black radiator.  My paint was very close to my actual kart
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on May 24, 2011, 10:56:26 am
Quote from: evo1087 on May 24, 2011, 10:42:42 am
What happened to TK_radiator and TK_airbos and TK_seat? I made a  cool seat as did Schwoni. And I added a black radiator.  My paint was very close to my actual kart


They don't exist anymore.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Silver on June 09, 2011, 02:44:13 pm
Hey guys, first post for me.

Tried to make my own helmed and it worked fine at first.
After I made some changes via gimp on the templade and safed it to Silver_Helm.tga (like I did bevor) and packed it with painted.exe to the game folder\driver\paints\, it doesnt work anymore :(.

That was my first try:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfWSbMI_Jf0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfWSbMI_Jf0)

after my chanings my folder and ingame looks like that:

(http://www.jesters-clan.de/fileupload/Testing.jpg)
(http://www.jesters-clan.de/fileupload/kart 2011-06-09 14-24-40-02.bmp)

But as you can see, the helmed is still the base one.

Any ideas?

Kind regards

Silver

Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: EVO on June 09, 2011, 08:42:59 pm
its is proabably your paintED filenames
they should be

helmet.tga
visor.tga
visor#2.tga (for rain)

or it wont work
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Silver on June 10, 2011, 01:53:05 pm
Thank you evo1087,

that was the problem.

.png can be named freely
.tga has to be helmed.tga

I got i now  :)
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: cnt997 on June 21, 2011, 07:41:35 pm
i have been trying to add my helmet file with winrar in the driver paints folder but it just keeps saying error
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Racehard on June 21, 2011, 10:03:03 pm
You don't necessarily need to create a zip file, just create an equally named folder (structure).

...\Kart Racing Pro\driver\paints\yourhelmet.pnt

But of course you have to put a .pnt file together with paintED containing your helmet.tga.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: backwardsbanana on June 22, 2011, 10:33:35 am
I have a question about the steering wheel template. The template size is 512x512. Is it just a material color sort or if I put different colors to different sides, will I be able to make a steering wheel that has a white top, black from the middle and red in the lower part? The one coloured wheels are kind of dull...
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on October 30, 2011, 02:41:21 pm

Templates updated:
http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on November 04, 2011, 12:34:01 am

Templates updated:
http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: EVO on November 04, 2011, 01:09:58 am
awesome
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Josi on January 06, 2012, 11:26:36 am
PiBoSo, could you update the new helmet template please?
Congrats, I think it's a great idea the new helmet one. It will be much more easier to create new designs on the new one.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Racehard on January 06, 2012, 01:57:53 pm
Quote from: Josi on January 06, 2012, 11:26:36 am
PiBoSo, could you update the new helmet template please?
Congrats, I think it's a great idea the new helmet one. It will be much more easier to create new designs on the new one.


What's the advantage of the new helmet?

Why was it hard to create paints for the old one? There was a typical template which already made it quite easy.

Myself and many others think that the old shape was almost perfect, compared to the real gp5.

Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Josi on January 06, 2012, 02:31:28 pm
Quote from: Racehard on January 06, 2012, 01:57:53 pm
Quote from: Josi on January 06, 2012, 11:26:36 am
PiBoSo, could you update the new helmet template please?
Congrats, I think it's a great idea the new helmet one. It will be much more easier to create new designs on the new one.


What's the advantage of the new helmet?

Why was it hard to create paints for the old one? There was a typical template which already made it quite easy.

Myself and many others think that the old shape was almost perfect, compared to the real gp5.


The advantage of the new helmet is easy to see... there's no spoiler on it.
I have no problems with it, maybe yes at first designs but I think it's better not having that spoiler in the way more people can manage their own designs in an easiest way.
I mean only to give the opportunity to people who don't know too much about Photoshop and all that stuff and who want to paint their own helmet.
For advanced users I'm agree with you, there's no advantage at all when you know where to paint to have all the lines matched together.
So... maybe PiBoSo could maintain both helmets in game to choose which one you want to use.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Racehard on January 06, 2012, 02:38:36 pm
Well ok, but it is not just that there is no spoiler now, the whole 3d model changed  :-\

I would suggest then, the old helmet available in two version, one with spoiler and the other with these little vent outlets.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: The Iceman Marco on January 06, 2012, 02:42:21 pm
Quote from: Racehard on January 06, 2012, 02:38:36 pm
I would suggest then, the old helmet available in two version, one with spoiler and the other with these little vent outlets.


+1
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Josi on January 06, 2012, 02:52:05 pm
Quote from: Racehard on January 06, 2012, 02:38:36 pm
Well ok, but it is not just that there is no spoiler now, the whole 3d model changed  :-\

I would suggest then, the old helmet available in two version, one with spoiler and the other with these little vent outlets.


It's better to maintain both 3d models. As we have right know with the Tony Kart and CRG chassis.
I would say the new helmet one is quite the same as the real Arai GP-6 or the SK-6 one.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on January 06, 2012, 05:55:52 pm

Templates updated:
http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Racehard on January 12, 2012, 06:48:08 pm
Hey PiBoSo, I really like the new chrome feature on some frame parts, can you pls tell us how we can add this chrome effect to the normal paints? Is this even possible?

Thanks so much anyway, love it already  :D
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on January 12, 2012, 08:33:59 pm
Quote from: Racehard on January 12, 2012, 06:48:08 pm
Hey PiBoSo, I really like the new chrome feature on some frame parts, can you pls tell us how we can add this chrome effect to the normal paints? Is this even possible?

Thanks so much anyway, love it already  :D


It's not possible to add reflections to paints.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: EVO on May 22, 2012, 08:06:54 am
ERROR: Birtmap not found, but all appears fine. Do i have to pin point the missing bitmap?  it is fore a converted track.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Birel-Rotax 42 on June 28, 2012, 05:34:15 pm
Hey guys. Love the kart sim. I am new to this, and just want to make a simple paint for my helmet, could someone just give me some sort of easy way to make paints (program) that is also able to do more complicated stuff. Also, a tutorial would be nice to make sure that I didn't mess up any KRP files. Thanks!
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: EVO on June 28, 2012, 11:02:22 pm
i made a tutorial. it is in my signiture
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Birel-Rotax 42 on July 05, 2012, 07:07:35 am
Thank you so much EVO! i'm so sorry i didn't see that your paint tutorial was in your signature. everything is so much clearer now. Thanks.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on October 06, 2012, 04:45:34 pm
Templates updated:
http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: LauZzZn on May 14, 2013, 06:55:37 am
its on the downloads page of kartracing pro
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on June 09, 2013, 09:59:40 pm
Templates updated:
http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: LIAM 36 AUS on October 06, 2014, 03:08:34 am
When i tryed to save my .pnt file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Kart Racing Pro\bodyworks\paints\nl    it said:

"You don't have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission"

Why is this happening?   ???   
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: LIAM 36 AUS on October 06, 2014, 03:17:49 am
Quote from: DRkarter97 on October 06, 2014, 03:13:02 am
because it is protect by krp  i guess, basiclly just save it soem where else and copy  and paste it in
Ahh, thanks, Did that and it worked.  Such a simple fix I'm surprised I did'nt think of that.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on January 04, 2015, 01:02:43 pm
Templates updated:
http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Cory_Hayes on January 04, 2015, 02:12:10 pm
THANK YOU PIBOSO MY FRIEND!!! :D
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on March 25, 2015, 12:34:38 pm
Templates updated to add the Lotus:
http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Cory_Hayes on March 25, 2015, 12:43:14 pm
Quote from: PiBoSo on March 25, 2015, 12:34:38 pm
Templates updated to add the Lotus:
http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads


Thank you!
How far away is Beta 13?
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Cory_Hayes on March 26, 2015, 10:06:06 am
TEMPLATES FOR THE LOTUS KART!!!!
So yous don't have to download all the templates again (y)

Download link below :)


https://www.mediafire.com/?e5u43a811ly71yc
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: blake_hunt on June 17, 2015, 01:19:08 am
How do you pack a helmet paint? Whenever I hit 'pack' in PaintEd my file doesn't show up.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: blake_hunt on June 17, 2015, 03:42:02 am
Quote from: DRkarter97 on June 17, 2015, 01:50:57 am
Quote from: blake_hunt on June 17, 2015, 01:19:08 am
How do you pack a helmet paint? Whenever I hit 'pack' in PaintEd my file doesn't show up.


Assuming you mean not showing up in game, make sure you're naming the paint with in Paint ED than hitting pack.


I mean I don't know how to load my file into PaintEd, and when I hit pack it doesn't show up in the location it's in. Am I supposed to hit a different button?
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: blake_hunt on June 17, 2015, 03:42:33 am
Or use a different file type?
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: blake_hunt on June 17, 2015, 02:49:09 pm
Quote from: DRkarter97 on June 17, 2015, 04:53:20 am
First off make sure you're saving everything as a TGA then you want to hit directory read find the location you saved the file and select it. When you've done that you'll see the name of the file and a preview make sure you select the file name and then once you've don't that name tithe paint in the text bar down at the bottom and hit pack.


Thx mate
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: blake_hunt on June 17, 2015, 07:11:09 pm
So do you select a folder with both the visor and helemt from dir read? because thats what I am doing and I am only seeing the default visor
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on December 27, 2015, 04:43:53 pm

PaintEd updated:
http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on December 27, 2015, 05:35:59 pm
Quote from: DRkarter97 on December 27, 2015, 05:26:20 pm
What was changed/updated??


It automatically restores the latest directory used.
It adds a button to reload the textures.
Fixed a few small, internal, bugs.
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: Taddzy on December 27, 2015, 05:52:28 pm
is this update hinting a new release soon??
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: SpargoRiley on September 12, 2016, 05:32:05 am
And how to make suit and kart paint?
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on June 26, 2018, 11:50:46 pm

Templates updated to add the M6 bodywork:
http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: axel on October 26, 2018, 04:34:08 pm
hello,how to use pinted?
Title: Re: Paint creation tutorial
Post by: PiBoSo on April 09, 2019, 10:02:41 pm

Templates updated to add the Stilo sidepods:
http://www.kartracing-pro.com/?page=downloads