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How to create weapon icons for bf2, My first Tutorial
Ironclad2014
post Aug 24 2014, 10:03 AM
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How to create weapon icons for bf2
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1. Load your weapon in bfmeshviewer
2. Rotate it to your liking
3. Set bfmeshviewer's background colour to something not near of anything that comes near to your weapon
4. Use Snipping tool to copy the weapon
5. Paste the image in GIMP ( Download here: Gimp.org )
6. Use select by color tool and select the background
7. Copy the picture and paste as new layer on this template that is included
8. Resize to your liking and merge the layers
9. Export as a BC3 / DXT5 .dds file
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Download Template: Mediafire.com

Please note that you need the .dds extension for GIMP ( Download here: Code.google.com )

If you struggle with making icons drop me a PM or 2 and i'll make you icons
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This post has been edited by Ironclad2014: Aug 24 2014, 10:53 AM


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bobthedinosaur
post Aug 24 2014, 10:18 AM
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Also use alpha maps, and save as a DDS arg 888.888.888 with no mip maps for best results.


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