Graphics tool

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by datumizer, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. datumizer

    datumizer First time out of the vault

    Dec 9, 2015
    Can someone link me to tool(s) for extracting and editing FO1 graphics? I checked in the Downloads section of this site but there was nothing in the Graphics category.

    Also can anyone recommend a good sprite to use for measuring shadows and lighting angles? Something big and straight would work best.

    Thanks!
     
  2. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
  3. datumizer

    datumizer First time out of the vault

    Dec 9, 2015
    That's a lot of files.

    Do you have any personal recommendations?
     
  4. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Yes, I'd suggest Klingon Academy dat extractor for extracting the files, and Frame Animator for editing.
     
  5. datumizer

    datumizer First time out of the vault

    Dec 9, 2015
    I looked at many sprites, but I think they are too irregular and grainy to be of much use in doing the math.
     
  6. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
  7. datumizer

    datumizer First time out of the vault

    Dec 9, 2015
    Yeah, that's the article I'm researching for. I have reason to believe that the article is wrong. For instance, the article says that the sunlight is at the same horizontal angle as the camera. But in the following image you can see that the shadows extend to the right of the object. Both statements can't be true.



    I just wish I had a bigger and less pixelated image to compare with.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016
  8. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    The shadows in game aren't 100% consistent. They change depending in the artwork

    Different artists made different renders, as along as the shadow is close to the one below its acceptable IMO.