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By Tom Krowka
#283528
anyone have an idea how to create a new texture with custom colors? I don't have a JPG that matches what is needed, nor can I go out and take a picture of it. It's a shingle siding with an Owner's custom color. I tried various methods to color an existing colored JPG but results are not accurate. I do have the RBG values of the color but not the blank JPG on which to apply it.

Am assuming I would do it through Maxon and then save the texture back to Basic engine. but how would I get that back into the Open GL engine. I went to the Maxon website but the information is way over my head and couldn't find anything related to the basic question.
#283564
If you have managed to create the texture in CineRender/C4D, you could go render a perpendicular view of a large surface with the texture on it then save that out to be used as your OpenGL surface.



Ling.
#284260
This might not be the answer you are looking for but the easiest way is to do this in Photoshop and save the texture out from there.

- find a shingle siding texture online which matches closest ( in design your client is after )
- open in photoshop and desaturate ( make no color )
- create new layer above with your RGB color values
- tell the new layer to be an overlay

This will give you a pretty close representation.

Good luck, cheers Carsten
#284939
This might not be the answer you are looking for but the easiest way is to do this in Photoshop and save the texture out from there.

- find a shingle siding texture online which matches closest ( in design your client is after )
- open in photoshop and desaturate ( make no color )
- create new layer above with your RGB color values
- tell the new layer to be an overlay

This will give you a pretty close representation.

Good luck, cheers Carsten

Thank you for your answer. Please could you clarify how we can put a rgb layer with new colors, which order do you use.
REgards
#285005
Might also be worth playing around with a Levels Adjustment Layer over the top for more control over the colour shades compared to what is achievable with just brightness and contrast.



Ling.