Interesting tool for reference

12-27-2005, 09:13 AM
I'm about to start work on a Source map based loosely on Arnhem. I looked up reference photos, and naturally, they're all in black and white.

Using this:

I can achieve a more accurate picture of how a European town looked in the 40's. I figure it will also give scope to using HL2's textures, and probably help modellers too.

Don't know if it's much use to everyone but I thought i'd share it anyway!

Edit: Oops! Here's the download:

12-27-2005, 09:35 AM
And there's some examples of WW2 stylee uses here, too:

Scroll down for a spitfire, amphibious landing craft and Tiger tank.

12-27-2005, 10:42 AM
Wow! That is sweet!

/me goes green with envy... that would have been an awesome Final Year Project :eek:

12-27-2005, 11:02 AM
Thanks alot.

That program's amazing lol I've been running tons of black and whites through it

12-27-2005, 01:35 PM
Nice! The WW2 pics make me think of the new Source video effects. That is, when you're colorizing from a grainy photo.

12-27-2005, 03:43 PM
Rex Omar:


that's hot...

I really see potential with this...

Ginger Lord
12-27-2005, 04:02 PM
It's a neat tool, but has its limits. Its great for a quick mash up of an idea, but for a decent recolour with lots of detail its best to crack out photoshop.

Day of Defeat Forum Archive created by Neil Jedrzejewski.

This in an partial archive of the old Day of Defeat forums orignally hosted by Valve Software LLC.
Material has been archived for the purpose of creating a knowledge base from messages posted between 2003 and 2008.