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How do i reskin weapons? what program to do so?

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How do i reskin weapons? And what program to do so?

I am wanting to reskin the ubersaw but none of the youtube tutorials are helping me, What should I do? (And by what should I do I mean how do I reskin a weapon?) And what program should I use? (I already have VTFedit and


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    If By "reskin" you mean retexture then you're on the right track, export the .vtf texture to .tga or .png with VTFEdit then use, gimp, photoshop to do what you want to do. Then import it back via VTFedit.

    Notes : 

    *) If it's a player model or world model skin then use mipmaps.

    *) Take care of the alpha channel as it contains transparency or shader data (depends/varies on the model) 

    *) Take note of the vtf format (DXT 1 or DXT 5, RGBA8888 Or BGR888)

    *) If you're planning on to making a simple "re-color" or something like that then please don't submit it right away. Since it'll be considered low effort even if you learned a lot from it.

    If you need anything else then just reply me.
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