I think the skin would be 10 times better if you just removed the scale lines.
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I had to say this.. I'll say it anonymously this time because of all the controversy going on. This skin is good and bad at the same time. Why? I'm going to be crystal clear on this:
Unpainted part on the bottom of the shotugn: I'm not sure if you purposely left out this part but it rather bugs me that the bottom isn't textured.
Pattern inconsistency : Quite obvious, the "pattern" is bigger on the handle yet smaller and with a different orientation on the other parts (vertical on the cycle handle horizontal on the body) plus the lines are too thick (making it obvious that there's a underlying gap.
Weird little grey spots : Again intended or glitch? I have no idea.
But not everything in this list is negative, I feel like this skin has potential, but you need to seriously improve it. I really like it's concept.
EDIT: I will not respond to further notifications from this comment. Just to make it clear.
I figured I should let you know that even if the others don't like this much, I do. I know what it's like to receive such harsh criticisms on stuff you've made, and I know it's rough. Just know that there was at least one person that appreciates your work. :)
Yeah yeah, go ahead and stamp me with Disagree's and Dumb's, everyone. Bite me.
in response to the pm: not really, the cubemaps make it look sorta pretty, but the solid coloring and broken phong ruins it for me. also, the handles look ugly as heck. change those to metal or a grip or something like that
I'm not denying that you did not work hard on this, but I would like to help you improve. Try taking a look at some other colourful items in the game, and note that the colours are usually muted or not fully saturated. There is an exception for weapon skins, but they have their limits too. A goal you should set for yourself is to try to make it match, and not stick out too much compared to other things in the game. Sticking out is a great thing, its almost the point of the game with all the cosmetics, weapon skins, paints, but you should try to not make something that will stick out over every other item in the game. Hope my input helped, hope to see some more skins by you!