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Post Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:48 pm

CK Skinning Help Please

To any and all Canvas Knights Skinners:

I am in the process of making a skin representing Harry Gwynne's "Flying Fish" for the Neiuport 17.
Here's what I have so far:

I'm ready to start WIP testing in game to test mapping, pattern alignments, colors, lighting etc. The problem is the skin in Paint Shop Pro 8 is 12Mb when reduced to 24 bit. Running BRIGHT gets it down to just over 4Mb. But skins in the Vehicles folder are only 1.14Mb.

So my skinning tools for IL-2 are of no help. How do I reduce to color depth to get the skin file to 1.14Mb and what tools/utilities do I need if I don't already have them?

Any and all help is very much appreciated.


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Post Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:13 pm

Re: CK Skinning Help Please

Hi Beebop, hope this helps.

You might need to click on the photos to enlarge.

First is you do not use BRIGHT IL2 tool for CK skins.

You see when the texture is in PSpro its at 24MB but when its in the skins folder its only 1.14MB.


This is what I use as settings to save it, I think this is where PSpro is saving it at to big of a file for you.


That skin is looking very nice Beebop :D

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