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LordOfWolves

A question about texture making

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Hello everyone. Lately I got a bit bored of the charcoal texture. I already changed the coal texture but the charcoal still feels too much vanilla. What I'm trying to do is taking images of real charcoal and try to modify them and get a charcoal texture that I could use in TFC, however so far I didn't have so much success. I don't mean to create a new Texture Pack because I am not that good, I am just trying to make new textures for personal use only.

 

This:

 

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This is the first image that I liked and that I tried changing. First of all I tried simply scaling it down, but it didn't work, because what I got is this:

 

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I then tried other different things but not even one worked. So now I am trying to seek for help. If there's anyone that can help me or give me some useful tips that would be nice. Also, I am rather new to these things, so I am not able to draw it from scratch in a smaller scale, I would indeed prefer to get the final texture by working on the pic. I am also using GIMP, but I can use Photoshop too, it just needs to be installed first.

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what resolution are you bringing it down to? looks like x16, you could try making it 32x or 64x without sacrificing any fps if this is the only texture you want to do. some people surprisingly dont know this, but you can have a mixture of whatever resolutions you want in the same pack.

edit: you can also trim out some of the background too to save more space for the texture itself, but then the item will seem bigger in your hand as well.

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what resolution are you bringing it down to? looks like x16, you could try making it 32x or 64x without sacrificing any fps if this is the only texture you want to do. some people surprisingly dont know this, but you can have a mixture of whatever resolutions you want in the same pack.

edit: you can also trim out some of the background too to save more space for the texture itself, but then the item will seem bigger in your hand as well.

Hmm, yeah I didn't think about this, thanks. I'll try seeing what I can get with a 64x

 

 

I had the same idea as you a while ago, http://terrafirmacraft.com/f/topic/6348-charcoal-texture/  the topic is locked, but I still have the image.

 

I even created a texture for it:

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Oh yes, I indeed got the idea from that topic, but I wanted something like a bunch of clumps rather than a single one.

 

 

EDIT: I indeed got a better result with a 64x texture:

 

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But the image is too wide and not high enough. I can solve this by simply taking off some charcoal pieces or finding a new picture. Thanks for the help anyway, that helped a lot.

 

EDIT 2:

 

I finally think I created something I really like. I just took this image

 

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showing many pieces of charcoal, then I chose 3 of them and made this

 

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Personally i liked the log look :) 
 

Doodled a bit for you and using the image of the log pile i made this... It might need some more fiddling with but... 

Here it is

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As another idea if your changing the texture of the charcoal itself how about a go at changing the placed charcoal texture I spotted this image when looking on google for charcoal thought maybe it might be cool to have the fresh made charcoal look something like it. 

 

http://previews.123rf.com/images/peteg/peteg1103/peteg110300410/9155579-charred-log-background-texture-Stock-Photo-charcoal.jpg

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It would be a good idea to change that texture too, but I am not that good qith low res textures, so I guess that this texture would become a grey carpet after the scaling. I'll let you know if I manage to get something good enough :)

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