badattitude77 Posted December 26, 2015 Share Posted December 26, 2015 I've figured out that if you scratchbuild, and you want to share your layouts without people seeing question marks, you have to use the game's primitives, colors, and textures. Unfortunately the game is pretty limited with what you can do, so sometimes you have to get creative.On the grain elevator I've built in image 1, I wanted the silos to look weathered, but I had already used the Kalksand dunkel-gefugt to create the horizontal lines, and you can't apply two textures to the same item. The solution was simple: Image 1 Create a second sphere and cylinder slightly larger in diameter than the ones used to make the silos, apply a texture that creates the effect you want (I used Beton), set the transparancy to about 70-80%, adjust the texture to your liking, then cover the silos with the weathered pieces. Image 2 This same process can be used on other applications. On the garage I built, I wanted the roof that had a shingle texture applied to it to look weathered. Image 3 First I re-sized a cube to match the length, width, height and angle of one side of the roof and selected the Benton texture: Image 4Next I set the transparency at 70%... Image 5Then set the panels in place and grouped them with the garage. Image 6This also works to make roads look more realistic: Image 7Set the length, width, and height of a cube to match the road and apply a texture. I used Fels grau (07) on this one... Image 8Set the transparency to around 70%-80% depending on how worn you want the road to look... Image 9Then place the transparent piece over the sections of road you want and adjust the texture scaling to get the look you want. Image 10 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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