Let's start off with the basics first.
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... Tools - This is the one you want, it contains the Skin Template Exporter application and folders with SVG files from the completed trucks (see below)
... PNGs - This one will not be updated and is there for reference. It's what you get when you use the tool.
... Source - The source project/code (C#) of the application for those that want to build upon my work or see how i did it.
This is the current progression of the pack.
☑ Volvo FH 2012 - SCS Software
☑ Volvo FH 2009 - SCS Software
☑ Scania R - SCS Software
☐ Scania Streamline - SCS Software
☐ MAN TGX - SCS Software
☐ Daf XF - SCS Software
☑ Daf XF Euro 6 - SCS Software
☑ Mercedes Actros 2009 - SCS Software
☑ Mercedes Actros 2014 - SCS Software
☑ Renault Magnum - SCS Software
☐ Renault Premium - SCS Software
☑ Iveco HiWay - SCS Software
☐ Iveco Stralis - SCS Software
☐ Other popular mod trucks - Various modders
- ☑ MAN TGX Euro 6 v1.2 - Madster
☑ Volvo VNL670 - I don't name and shame... But author not worthy of being mentioned.
- ☑ MAN TGX Euro 6 v1.2 - Madster
Rather than exporting PNG files directly from Blender, i am exporting .SVG files.
SVG files describe the image rather than brutishly saving each pixel. This makes SVG files very small compared to other formats. Even smaller than PNG files with simple shapes in them at a certain size.
The included tool with the first download lets you generate the PNG files locally in the size you want AND it lets you select the wireframe color, line width and faces fill color. More options than what are given to you in a blender export.
Alongside those options, you can also select the desired template size. But the application doesn't support 32k x 32k templates due to limitations in GDI+. If you need those sizes i recommend you open the SVG instead.
To use the tool, simply start it. Select a truck model and variant for preview. Adjust colors and line width to your liking and hit "Generate". Inspect the resulting .png file and see if you are happy with it.
Then press "Generate Model" to generate all UV maps for that truck.
If you press "Generate ALL" it will go over all SVG files in all folders of the tool.
Finally, the resulting PNG files are inside the folder of the truck model(s) you generated which you should now use in your image editor as usual.
The "Verify integrity..." button is for debugging purposes only, if you have made your own SVG files you should press this button and see what comes up in relation to your SVG files.
If you try to make the tool crash it will happily do so. Try again!
Do note, i am more likely to release SVG packs coupled with the tools than PNG packs.
How am i supposed to use templates?
I leave that up to you to decide but here's one way using Photoshop.
How do i get SVG files for the tool?
Import a model or use your source model, select the faces of the mesh (usually modelX.0, the one with the paintbrush material) you want and in the image editor hit the "UVs" menu and "Export UV layout".
In the export window, select the SVG format and put size to max (32768) on both dimensions. The opacity option doesn't matter. My tool takes care of that.
If you want me to export SVG's for a specific truck/trailer model then feel free to ask. But i will do so time permitting and only on SCS models and some select mods that i feel deserving.
I will only give you SVG's though, PNG files i leave up to you and the tool or other application capable of loading them. (My tool is better)
In any other case, this guide might help you: viewtopic.php?f=172&t=189929
Tool crashes every tiem!!!!1111one
Cool, tell me how you broke it and i will try to fix it time permitting.
I don't trust you, where's the source code?
See the download link above, it will take you to a Dropbox folder and there should be up to date sources in there. If you like messy code bases then you will feel right at home in this one.
Can i steal the source code for fame and glory?
Ya sure go right ahead. All my released projects of this nature is for the better of the community, nothing else.