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How to make Call of Duty 2 custom sky

Thread started by lem1x on Wednesday, 4:05pm February 3rd with 14 replies. Views: 4,756

lem1x

35 posts

4:05pm Feb 3rd 16 and edited 9:57am Feb 16th 16

Hello guys, I want to share with you how to make a custom sky for cod2. You can use for moviemaking.
My english isn't so good but I tried my best, dont blame me for this plz, ty.

Necessary programs:

COD2 Mod Tools ... http://www.clancore.hu/letoltesek/4/callofduty2modtools.zip

Vue 5 Espirit : https://mega.nz/#F!qF8wTRxL!GmGSPUvF2MqE9j6ILwf4Gg

Terrasky ... here is the download link : http://www.mediafire.com/?5qovgg65xv9d1t6

1.Start VUE5 Espirit
2.File-> New
3.Choose a sky which you like (feel to free to edit them, but i never did)
4.Atmosphere - > Atmosphere Editor -> Effects -> Untick both Default lens flares for -> OK
5.Picture -> Render destination: Render to screen. Aspect ratio -> Square (1:1) -> Click to other and set 1024 and OK. You can close the Render Display.

6.Set the camera: At the Layer 1 delete the "ground", choose the Main camera, after set the Focal to 18mm. Click to the "Ruler" icon and set the these values:
X: 0.756 Y: -96.929 Z:128.
In this window we can see there are 5 icon and it's in the first(named Position). Click to
the second (Orientation) and set these values:
Pitch 90 Yaw 0 Roll 90

7.Picture -> Render, after rendered a picture, click to the "floppy" icon , press Yes,
click again "floppy", and make a folder to save the first picture as sky0001.bmp -> OK
8.Do this again with these values :

Pitch Yaw Roll Name
90 0 90 sky0001.bmp
90 0 0 sky0002.bmp
90 0 270 sky0003.bmp
90 0 180 sky0004.bmp
0 0 90 sky0005.bmp
180 0 0 sky0006.bmp

9.Start Terrasky and in the C:\Program Files\TerraSky\input folder paste the 6 pictures and the Sky name is the same: sky_firstsky. Output images : TGA(!) -> Click to GO
10. Copy from the output folder the pictures to Call of Duty2\main\images folder (if you dont have make one)

11.Start Asset Manager(If you dont have you need to install cod2modtools). Set material, name what did before: sky_firstsky. materialType-> sky, sort-> <default>*, surfaceType-> <none>, usage->sky, Locales : Tools
We need Color map. Load that file which ending with "_ft". Special surface properties ->
sky

12.Pc->Current Asset Only , if you got "INVALID GDT LOADED" you just need to make a save
13.In the cod2 images folder we find 1 .iwi file, we need 4 more. (simply copypasta dem)
These names:

dawnville2_ft.iwi
libyatown_ft.iwi
toujane_ft.iwi
rhine_ft.iwi
silotown_ft.iwi

14.Delete everything from the images folder just keep these files and archive the folder with Winrar as zzz_firstsky.iwd , take it to the main folder and in the demo you can see. !


In my movies it looks like :



You can make the same with a program called: Terragen

This is my sky pack http://www.mediafire.com/download/f2m2k569s3p9aie/custom+sky+giveaway+cod2.rar

chrisyh

1,464 posts

4:41pm Feb 3rd 16

Interesting, i am always up for learning new stuff. will deffo try it out, I already got some skies but making one myself .. why not :D

Thanks man

lem1x

35 posts

5:09pm Feb 3rd 16

In a few days I will post another tutorial: How convert the all of cod4 skies into cod2. I hope it will be useful for you guys. I wanted to share this 2-3 years ago, but I messed up.

pwx-

27 posts

6:27pm Feb 3rd 16

nice bro

drugpassword

130 posts

9:02pm Feb 3rd 16

Thank you for sharing that with us!

This is supposed to be in Call of Duty 2 Movies / Clips, I think you missed the forum. Call of Duty 2 Discussion is for Q&A disqus.

You wrote an excellent tutorial, and we have nothing there to disqus :)
This deserves to be pinned post in Movie / Clips forum :-D *in my opinion.

pimo

24 posts

4:46am Feb 4th 16

good job bro

chrisyh

1,464 posts

11:03am Feb 11th 16

could you give me a good link for the Vue 5 Espirit program? thanks

lem1x

35 posts

5:23pm Feb 13th 16


could you give me a good link for the Vue 5 Espirit program? thanks

Quote from masonn on the 11th of February 2016

I will upload in the Monday morning

Dousky

102 posts

5:38pm Feb 13th 16

gj

lem1x

35 posts

9:56am Feb 16th 16


could you give me a good link for the Vue 5 Espirit program? thanks

Quote from masonn on the 11th of February 2016

Sorry for the lag :p

here is the dl link : https://mega.nz/#F!qF8wTRxL!GmGSPUvF2MqE9j6ILwf4Gg

lem1x

35 posts

9:57am Feb 16th 16

Serial is in the cd 1 folder

MacKenzie

84 posts

3:43pm Apr 2nd 16

Terragen seems much more simpler to use. I'm gonna make a video tutorial soon.
PS. there's plenty of programs which you could use to create your own skybox:

I managed to wrap a single image around cube in Autodesk 3DSMax and the final result was this:

Even tough it's kinda blurry, it could be fixed with some minor CCs.


This one was made by using only PS CS6 extended (with 3D plugin available).




Also, it's important to stick to 512x512 resolution because higher resolutions can cause pixel distortions / blurred and grainy effects.

lem1x

35 posts

4:01pm Apr 2nd 16


Terragen seems much more simpler to use. I'm gonna make a video tutorial soon.
PS. there's plenty of programs which you could use to create your own skybox:

I managed to wrap a single image around cube in Autodesk 3DSMax and the final result was this:

Even tough it's kinda blurry, it could be fixed with some minor CCs.


This one was made by using only PS CS6 extended (with 3D plugin available).




Also, it's important to stick to 512x512 resolution because higher resolutions can cause pixel distortions / blurred and grainy effects.

Quote from MacKenzie on the 2nd of April 2016

That's right, this is just one kind of working methods, and I never tried Terragen, but I think my tutorial isn't so hard :D

512x512 seems interesting, I will try, never did yet

lem1x

35 posts

7:39pm Aug 23rd 16

ty

MatWherne

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