Simple skin tutorial

Simple skin tutorial

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Simple Skins Tutorial

Skin Sample Example Project.png

Requirements:

  • Download the sample skin here.
  • An installed image editor which can edit *.dds files. For this tutorial we'll use Paint.net, it's a free image editor.

Let's Start :


  • 1. Open BeamNG.drive, open "Mods"

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  • 2. Open the skin_sample_hatch

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  • 3. Unpack it

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  • 4. Open in explorer

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(and then you can exit BeamNG.drive)


You should have an explorer window open called "skin_sample_hatch"

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  • 5.Search the skinsample_yourname.dds file, it's under vehicles / hatch / yourskinfolder

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  • 6.Open this file with Paint.net

You can see a flattened version of the car

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Now you can add image, edit, change colors; let your creativity flow! Just keep the original proportion of the image (2048x2048) for the Covet

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7. Save the file (overwrite skinsample_yourname.dds)



You can now start BeamNG.drive and then you can find your skin on the part selector

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Now you have your own skin, enjoy it :)

More advanced Skin:

Once you're familiar with Paint.net you can start to create your skins from UV files included in the game.

The UV of the covet is at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\BeamNG.drive\content\vehicles\hatch.zip\vehicles\hatch\hatch_skin_UVs.png, make a copy and then you can edit your copy.

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Share your Skin:

https://wiki.beamng.com/Uploading_Mods

Uploading Mods

See also