Originally posted by Seprithro
Ok as we all know the default saber skin sucks. As most skinners know, the uv map is the reason it sucks. It makes re-skinning the hilt very limiting, and just plain a pain. About 3% of the tga was actually used on the model in the old uvmap, and all of it overlaped somewhere. Recently Chains.2da, gave me an idea of how to solve this problem; re-map it. So i came up with this A brand new complete uv map for the default hilt model. It has each of the 20 layers of the hilt, seperately mapped and seperated for much easier skinning.
Beautiful Sep! This will help out so many people (me included)! Especially those still daunted by GMAX & modeling, this will at least give hope to some new unique sabers. I look forward to all the new hilts I'm sure we'll see in the next coming weeks (that's your cue peepz... hehehe) Especially
since BoL_Stryke has stated that TSL's sabers are the original tube sabers that haunt us till this day
This is something that is going to keep helping throughout the run of TSL and it's modding lifespan...
Just as a 'supplement' to help everyone out, here's a visual reference of what Sep's new UVmap affects. There's no limitations (and no excuses) now not
to have some really fine skins available!
Normal Saber (Seprithro) Skin Map Views
**- just right click and "Save" to have a copy of this reference. Have it opened alongside Sep's Skin Map to see "what affects what"
Awesome Job indeed Sep, and thanks for doing this!