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Hello guys, I want to share with you how to make a custom sky for cod2. You can use for moviemaking.
My english isn't so good but I tried my best, dont blame me for this plz, ty.

Necessary programs:

COD2 Mod Tools ... http://www.clancore.hu/letoltesek/4/callofduty2modtools.zip

Vue 5 Espirit : https://mega.nz/#F!qF8wTRxL!GmGSPUvF2MqE9j6ILwf4Gg

Terrasky ... here is the download link : http://www.mediafire.com/?5qovgg65xv9d1t6

1.Start VUE5 Espirit
2.File-> New
3.Choose a sky which you like (feel to free to edit them, but i never did)
4.Atmosphere - > Atmosphere Editor -> Effects -> Untick both Default lens flares for -> OK
5.Picture -> Render destination: Render to screen. Aspect ratio -> Square (1:1) -> Click to other and set 1024 and OK. You can close the Render Display.

6.Set the camera: At the Layer 1 delete the "ground", choose the Main camera, after set the Focal to 18mm. Click to the "Ruler" icon and set the these values:
X: 0.756 Y: -96.929 Z:128.
In this window we can see there are 5 icon and it's in the first(named Position). Click to
the second (Orientation) and set these values:
Pitch 90 Yaw 0 Roll 90

7.Picture -> Render, after rendered a picture, click to the "floppy" icon , press Yes,
click again "floppy", and make a folder to save the first picture as sky0001.bmp -> OK
8.Do this again with these values :

Pitch Yaw Roll Name
90 0 90 sky0001.bmp
90 0 0 sky0002.bmp
90 0 270 sky0003.bmp
90 0 180 sky0004.bmp
0 0 90 sky0005.bmp
180 0 0 sky0006.bmp

9.Start Terrasky and in the C:\Program Files\TerraSky\input folder paste the 6 pictures and the Sky name is the same: sky_firstsky. Output images : TGA(!) -> Click to GO
10. Copy from the output folder the pictures to Call of Duty2\main\images folder (if you dont have make one)

11.Start Asset Manager(If you dont have you need to install cod2modtools). Set material, name what did before: sky_firstsky. materialType-> sky, sort-> <default>*, surfaceType-> <none>, usage->sky, Locales : Tools
We need Color map. Load that file which ending with "_ft". Special surface properties ->
sky

12.Pc->Current Asset Only , if you got "INVALID GDT LOADED" you just need to make a save
13.In the cod2 images folder we find 1 .iwi file, we need 4 more. (simply copypasta dem)
These names:

dawnville2_ft.iwi
libyatown_ft.iwi
toujane_ft.iwi
rhine_ft.iwi
silotown_ft.iwi

14.Delete everything from the images folder just keep these files and archive the folder with Winrar as zzz_firstsky.iwd , take it to the main folder and in the demo you can see. !


In my movies it looks like :



You can make the same with a program called: Terragen

This is my sky pack http://www.mediafire.com/download/f2m2k569s3p9aie/custom+sky+giveaway+cod2.rar

Edited twice, last edited 16/2/16 - 9:57am.
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Interesting, i am always up for learning new stuff. will deffo try it out, I already got some skies but making one myself .. why not

Thanks man
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In a few days I will post another tutorial: How convert the all of cod4 skies into cod2. I hope it will be useful for you guys. I wanted to share this 2-3 years ago, but I messed up.
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nice bro
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Thank you for sharing that with us!

This is supposed to be in Call of Duty 2 Movies / Clips, I think you missed the forum. Call of Duty 2 Discussion is for Q&A disqus.

You wrote an excellent tutorial, and we have nothing there to disqus
This deserves to be pinned post in Movie / Clips forum :-D *in my opinion.

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good job bro
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could you give me a good link for the Vue 5 Espirit program? thanks
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Quote from masonn on the 11th of February 2016:
could you give me a good link for the Vue 5 Espirit program? thanks

I will upload in the Monday morning
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Quote from masonn on the 11th of February 2016:
could you give me a good link for the Vue 5 Espirit program? thanks

Sorry for the lag :p

here is the dl link : https://mega.nz/#F!qF8wTRxL!GmGSPUvF2MqE9j6ILwf4Gg
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Serial is in the cd 1 folder
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Terragen seems much more simpler to use. I'm gonna make a video tutorial soon.
PS. there's plenty of programs which you could use to create your own skybox:

I managed to wrap a single image around cube in Autodesk 3DSMax and the final result was this:

Even tough it's kinda blurry, it could be fixed with some minor CCs.


This one was made by using only PS CS6 extended (with 3D plugin available).




Also, it's important to stick to 512x512 resolution because higher resolutions can cause pixel distortions / blurred and grainy effects.
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Quote from MacKenzie on the 2nd of April 2016:
Terragen seems much more simpler to use. I'm gonna make a video tutorial soon.
PS. there's plenty of programs which you could use to create your own skybox:

I managed to wrap a single image around cube in Autodesk 3DSMax and the final result was this:

Even tough it's kinda blurry, it could be fixed with some minor CCs.


This one was made by using only PS CS6 extended (with 3D plugin available).




Also, it's important to stick to 512x512 resolution because higher resolutions can cause pixel distortions / blurred and grainy effects.

That's right, this is just one kind of working methods, and I never tried Terragen, but I think my tutorial isn't so hard

512x512 seems interesting, I will try, never did yet
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