View Full Version : NewMat 2.3 preview - shining marks matched with aircraft skins

12-30-2007, 12:47 AM
Hi All,
I am pleasure to share my latest NewMat mod news which was done 3 year's ago, to make symbols and numbers looks shining to match aircraft skins, in recent days, I checked some new setting for these mat files, find some interesting result.

please see below screenshots, all marked now merged with skin and look like a part of it. I really don't like the default one, seems a flat fabric hovered on the curved skin.

reworked national roundels with semi-transperant effect,especially good for those new skins in 4.09. All screeshots are taken in default skins and reworked mat file,roundels






12-30-2007, 01:23 AM
Is this compatible with IL2-MAT Manager?


12-30-2007, 01:36 AM
Hi Skycat_2
In your screenshot, the roundel already had semi-transperant effect. was it done by Ace's Artwork? I don't know yet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

12-30-2007, 04:10 AM
Yes, those were done by Aces. IL2-MAT Manager has tons of options and hundreds if not thousands of Mats to choose from. I'm concerned that you are trying to reinvent the wheel...or the roundel as the case may be. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

12-30-2007, 08:33 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif I did mat and discussed it with Leigh before, then stop it for a long time. hihi...

if you have ACE's mat files, try to edit the AlphaTestVal 0.5 to AlphaTestVal 0.0, it will make all marks merged with the skins.

By the way, I only edit default one and wish it match with default skins, so no other option. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

The below is mine setting, which is different with the very beginning one I discussed with Leigh, not sure which setting Leigh used now for his work.

ClassName TMaterial
tfDoubleSide 0
tfShouldSort 0
tfDropShadow 0
tfGameTimer 1
tfDepthOffset 1
Ambient 1.0
Diffuse 1.0
Specular 0.5
SpecularPow 16
Shine 0.0
Frame 0.0
VisibleDistanceNear 0.0
VisibleDistanceFar 10000.0
TextureCoordScale 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
ColorScale 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0
AlphaTestVal 0.0
tfNoDegradation 1
tfCompressMajorAlpha 1
tfNoCompress16Bit 1
tfWrapX 0
tfWrapY 0
tfMinLinear 1
tfMagLinear 1
tfMipMap 0
tfBlend 1
tfBlendAdd 0
tfTestA 1
tfTestZ 1
tfUpDateClear 0
tfModulate 1
tfNoTexture 0
tfAnimatePalette 0
tfAnimateSkippedFrames 0
tfNoWriteZ 0
tfTranspBorder 1
tfNoDegradation 1
tfTestZEqual 0
TextureName ../Emblems/Redstar0.tga