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How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« on: November 17, 2014, 04:05:27 PM »
Taken from the old Last Moon board, All credit goes to RakshaWw who originally created the thread
Easy Last Moon Preset Tutorial
Even if you've made a preset before, you may want to read over this thread since making them for LM is slightly different than what you may be used to.
Under each step is an image. The links are white so high-light the whole thread to see them if you need to.

1) Find your Last Moon0.3 folder, located where ever you installed the game to.
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2. Go into the Preset Materials folder, located in Game > Media > Materials > Scripts > Presets.
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3. At the very top of the list in there is a 1.PS_Character file. Open it with Notepad or another txt editor.
This is the Material file for your preset, where all the coding side of your preset goes.
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4. Edit all of the 'Character' parts to your characters name.
This does not include the actual file name. Keep it as 1.PS_Character for now.
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4.5. If you want to add extra codes to have transparent, glowing or animated/scrolling preset textures, look at the second post on this thread(Will add later).


5. Save the file, keep it open if you want/can.
Go into the 1.UVs folder, located in Game > Media > Materials > Textures > Presets > 1.UVs
This folder contains all of the UVs used in LM.
Note that CharacterBody2Tex is the UV for the Original body, but CharacterBodyTex is the UV for every other body.
If you decide to use the Original body to make a preset for, change the 'texture presets\CharacterBodyTex.png' part in the MATERIAL file to 'texture presets\CharacterBody2Tex.png'.
You can click on the More UV Maps browser icon to get links to more specific UVs like UVs for different heads, wings, manes, tails etc.
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6. Rename all of the images to your character name.
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7. Copy/Cut all of the images and paste them into the Presets folder.
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8. Open the UVs with a image editor program (Photoshop, Gimp, etc. Sai and MsPaint won't be best for presets).
Color the images to what you want your preset to be.
Save once done, they should be saved as .PNG files into the Presets folder, replacing the ones you pasted in there from the 1.UVs folder in step 5.
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9. Go back into the Game folder. Open the Preset.Campaign file.
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10. Edit the 'Unit_Create=PLAYER,Unit,Body1,Head4,Mane16,Tail15,Wings4,PS_CharacterMat,Tuftless' line to include the right body parts you want to use (more information on this is in the post below this one). Replace the PS_CharacterMat with your characters name.
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11. Open the game. Click on the Testing button. Click on the Preset button.
Your character should now have your textures on it. If yes, edit your textures to your desire. If no and your character is plain white, read over the previous steps.
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12. Once you're happy with all of your preset textures and you're done, create a new folder some place you will remember (/documents maybe would be best)called your characters name and copy and paste all of your presets textures into that folder.
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13. Go back to the LM Preset Materials folder. Rename 1.PS_Character to remove the 1. and replace Character with your characters name.
Then copy and paste that in to your folder.
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14. Your preset is now all done and is correctly formatted to work in Last Moon.

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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 04:06:06 PM »
EDIT:
Jenxie13 has beat me to it! See her tutorial here for scrolling textures, and glow coding here:
http://lastmoon.org/forum/tutorials/preset-scrolltransparencyglow-tutorial/
« Last Edit: January 11, 2016, 11:05:41 PM by Dutchval »

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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2014, 09:28:22 AM »
Sorry for posting to an 'old thread' but is this tutorial looks very similar to the one in Feral Heart. If you play/ed Feral Heart I hope u can help me with this one.
Can I use gimp program and everything just like when I created presets for Feral heart? :)

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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2014, 10:27:50 AM »
Absolutely, you may! You can use mostly any image editing program there is available.
Good luck, and Have fun making your preset ^^

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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 03:04:46 PM »
Sorry for posting this so late
but only my head shows up what should  I do?

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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2015, 12:44:36 PM »
You need to check if all your names are the same, and they are in png or jpg format.

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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2015, 08:14:19 PM »
what do i do if it pops up and says an exeption has occoured? (sorry i spelled that wrong) :P
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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2015, 02:56:14 AM »
what do i do if it pops up and says an exeption has occoured? (sorry i spelled that wrong) :P

You most likely have chosen Part types that do not work together. I know that placing certain heads on certain bodies is impossible unless an admin does it for you.

The only way we would be able to help you is if you gave us an actual screenshot of the error so we could know.

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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2015, 07:25:49 PM »
erm, how do i get my preset to work on multiplayer??

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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2015, 10:48:14 PM »
erm, how do i get my preset to work on multiplayer??
You have to wait until preset submissions are open and pay whatever you need to (if there WILL be a price, this is unknown still) and then give your preset files, including the .txt file, to an admin or game owner.
Once you have done that, the admins will assign your preset to the character you wish it to be on in multi-player.

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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2015, 10:36:40 PM »
Is there a UV map coloring guide? Sorry if I'm such a newb. ^^'


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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2015, 06:44:38 AM »
There is no coloring guide, i'm not sure what you mean by a coloring guide. UVs are just guides for you to see where what is, so you can see what you texture when painting over them

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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2015, 04:15:37 PM »
well, i think i know what you mean, mizi.
unfortunately i only found one for the skinny body (also the 'feralheart' body): click me (just look at the body bits!)

the face uv's are pretty self explanatory; they are face on (instead of side on like the body uv's) so therefore you can differentiate patterns on both sides (it doesn't repeat itself on both sides because you get to draw them both!). you can also tell where the mouth and chin are and where they eyes would be. if you are unsure, load the UV on the characters to see where it is on the actual model's face - e.g before you draw over the UV. I'd mark bits with different coloured blobs then you can see more clearly in-game where that section of the head is on your UV.

heres a list of uv's for the different heads, the numbers for the heads in last moon match up with them on this list. if you don't have a kito account make one, the site is really useful for IT stuff!: clicky click
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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2015, 12:54:35 AM »
well, i think i know what you mean, mizi.
unfortunately i only found one for the skinny body (also the 'feralheart' body): click me (just look at the body bits!)

the face uv's are pretty self explanatory; they are face on (instead of side on like the body uv's) so therefore you can differentiate patterns on both sides (it doesn't repeat itself on both sides because you get to draw them both!). you can also tell where the mouth and chin are and where they eyes would be. if you are unsure, load the UV on the characters to see where it is on the actual model's face - e.g before you draw over the UV. I'd mark bits with different coloured blobs then you can see more clearly in-game where that section of the head is on your UV.

heres a list of uv's for the different heads, the numbers for the heads in last moon match up with them on this list. if you don't have a kito account make one, the site is really useful for IT stuff!: clicky click

Thanks for the information! I haven't been playing any of the IT servers lately because of school and exams and it's been almost a year since I last made a preset. XD


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Re: How to make a Preset/Preset Tutorial
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2015, 03:00:24 PM »
Welp, i followed the steps, i made few mistakes, i fixed them. Sadly it doesn't work, also i might know why and the preset inside game is black and yellow  :(
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