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  1. Substance Painter and CNJ840 - Getting organised

    by , February 4th, 2018 at 12:51 AM (Paul's (PCAS1986) Trainz Blog)
    Why be organised?

    Most model makers will tell you that good organisation is essential for creating and managing your models. For a simple model you can probably get away with a single project folder but for complex assets such as traincars you need organisation such as a standard folder layout.

    Modelers that use products such as 3DS Max and Maya will know that those products use a standard structure for your model including scenes and images. Blender doesn't do that and ...
  2. Substance Painter and CNJ840 - An overview of the model

    by , February 3rd, 2018 at 11:58 PM (Paul's (PCAS1986) Trainz Blog)
    My CNJ840 loco consists of the following assets:

    1. The loco body. The meshes for this are complete including the attachments such as doors, bell and moving windows.
    2. The interior. The cab "shell" is complete but I need to create the piping, gauges, and some of the other bits you see in a steam loco cab. I have made the reverser, regulator, firebox door, windows and doors. I don't have any pictures of this loco's cab so some of the controls will be based on other Baldwin ...

    Updated February 4th, 2018 at 12:00 AM by pcas1986

  3. Using Substance Painter for making assets

    by , February 3rd, 2018 at 04:24 AM (Paul's (PCAS1986) Trainz Blog)
    This blog will chronicle my efforts in texturing one of my locos using the new Physically Based Rendered (PBR) materials that will be introduced with TRS18. My goal is to have the loco ready for TRS18 when that version of Trainz is released.

    During my journey, I will talk about tutorials I have followed and test models that I have built. I will also talk about PBR workflows and changes I foresee in how I build my models. If there are questions, then I may digress to respond with ...
  4. I'm new.

    Hi I'm new to Trainz and I just wanted to say hello to everybody!
  5. Computer Crash and Burn

    15 January 2018

    Saturday the 13th, for sure. Testing different mice with the "Schedule Rule" to see if mouse driver was the issue. Switch mouse and cold boot, "Windows Cannot find Boot Device." The repair shop says Thursday at the earliest for diagnosis. Then we'll find out how much of the last week's work has been lost.