I'm trying my darndest to make myself a Hanoverian off of Mak's mod and after pulling my hair out for a few hours over textures, I finally gave up. I'm using the mane texture for his body and leaving his mane and tail completely textureless.
(Ignore the orange, he'll be half orange by the time I've finished. >__>) Thankfully, this mod has so little mane it's not so noticeable (though I guess the tail is?) but I feel as though I've committed some unforgivable sin. I did the unmentionable. I used the 0 hex color and left it flat.
To make it worse, I actually like the way it looks.
I should change my name and move to the arctic where I can never touch a breedfile again.
While I'm packing up and looking up the price of igloos, I was just wondering if anyone else on here has ever been forced to do something they'd promised themselves they'd never do while hexing a horse? For that matter, aside from breaking the moral rules of not stealing/claiming as your own/ect, what unforgivable sins of hexing do you avoid at all costs when hexing anything?
IMO in most cases if you're experimenting/think it looks nice who cares? It's not like it's hard to texture the mane & tail later if you were to decide you wanted to.
The only thing that comes to mind to me is deliberate laziness. Like say if you accidentally removed the texture from a line and couldn't be bothered to fix it or for example you took a sabino marking from one horse you hexed and slapped it on another horse you hexed rather than making a new marking. (I'm talking about if you were to adopt out one or more of the horses in question)
Last Edit: Feb 21, 2016 23:10:05 GMT -5 by elbeess
I did end up spending about half a day on fruitless work since I had forgotten that textures have to be sized to a multiple of 16x16, but I ultimately got them to show up (after another hour of forgetting to add .bmp to the LNZ texture list >_>). The main problem I had was getting something that actually looked black. All the textures I made myself and even the ones I found floating around for free weren't the right shade of black for me. They were either too gray or too busy.. D:
Even the plush texture I went with is a little less black and more busy-looking than I'd like, but it was the closest thing there was. I wanted the mane a darker shade than the body, and after the mess I'd had getting the body as dark as it was, I just went textureless to achieve it. It still kiiiind of irks me that his mane and tail are so flat, but it's more because I know I took that shortcut.
Post by Rebeccamonkey on Mar 3, 2016 14:49:17 GMT -5
Textures are annoying, and though people prefer textures because in general it seems to look nicer (imo) but if you like it it's your opinion and you can always keep it
I was just messing around with hexing a cat with untextured legs. I wanted to use light pink but hate that it's untextured. I would have prefered to make a texture with the light pink and use that xD but honestly I'm lazy haha. And it wasn't too much of a big deal.
Not sure if this helps but Long Way Home edited some of the original textures to make them appear darker (and lighter) than the normal textures allow. Their site doesn't let me link directly, but you can just go to their Home Page>Furfiles>Fur Effects/Coat and you'll find them