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jamesdeanoo7
08-10-2007, 10:16 PM
Hi, I hwant to make a noseart...can anyone tell me what dimensions and format it must be and what planes if any I can use it on. Also do I have to be in full mission builder or use anthing special.. Thanks Jim.

willyvic
08-11-2007, 12:56 PM
Look in your C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\PaintSchemes\Noseart folder for the bmps. They are normally about 256x512 in size. Color is 256 format.

As for what birds have them, I know the following flyable aircraft do.

A20G
B25J
P38 all
P40E and M
P47D and D27
P51D-5NA and 20NA

You do not have to be in mission builder to use them. Just select from the drop down when you select your aircraft.

Another option is to paint your nose art directly onto your skin.

Hope this helps.

WV

jamesdeanoo7
08-11-2007, 04:41 PM
Hi, well I made a noseart that was 256x512 256 color in bmp format and pasted it into the noseart file but it doesnt appear in the dropdown window??? any other suggestions Jim.

mr.keith
08-12-2007, 08:27 AM
This is just a guess, don't leave any gaps in the name of the noseart.

willyvic
08-12-2007, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by jamesdeanoo7:
Hi, well I made a noseart that was 256x512 256 color in bmp format and pasted it into the noseart file but it doesnt appear in the dropdown window??? any other suggestions Jim.

Ya missed something then. The finished image should be 8 bit 256 colors of the size indicated in bmp format. Double check your file and/or compare it with an existing noseart bmp.

Maybe try opening an existing bmp and painting over it for test purposes. Don't forget to rename before saving.

Don't know what else to tell ya.

WV

jamesdeanoo7
08-12-2007, 10:57 AM
Thanks guys I figured it out...thanks alot Jim.