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Gradients in SimplePlanes

19.8k X4JB  10 months ago
2,301 downloads

Whats dis??

"Wait, you can't make gradients in SimplePlanes right?"
"That must be Photoshopped."
"Oh, he scripted it."

All three statements above are wrong.

It can be done.
It is not photoshopped.
And I didn't script it.


How?

So what you are looking at is 100 parts with 100 different colours. I did all of this manually, so it was quite a pain. But now that it is holiday for me I got loads of time.
You can actually use more than the 15 colours that you can see in the designer. This way I made 100 different grey scales reaching from #000000 to #FFFFFF. This is how to add more colours to your build:
1) Open your aircraft in the designer and select the "custom" colour palette.
2) Open the XML file and go to <Theme name="Custom">
3) At the end of the list of colours make another colour by copying one of the colours above. Give this the colour you want in Hex.
4) Count on what line this new colour is relative to the other colours (first colour is line 1, second is line 2, 8th is line 8 etc).
5) Go back to the Designer in SP, select the part you want to be your custom colour.
6) Change the material of the part to the number you counted to in step 4.
7) Now it should be done, if it isn't just try again from step 1.


Remember I did this one hundred times, I hope that earns me your upvote xD.
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General Characteristics

  • Successors 3 airplane(s) +21 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 3.3ft (1.0m)
  • Length 21.1ft (6.4m)
  • Height 5.1ft (1.5m)
  • Empty Weight 2,270lbs (1,030kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,610lbs (1,183kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 1147

Parts

  • Number of Parts 101
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    4,718 DickBrazen

    Just taking a screenshot of the instructions. Nice

    3 months ago
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    3,916 CDRxavier

    @X4JB
    Meh about the 100 part fuselage (appreciates the effort)
    Wow about the modding of hex colors.

    3 months ago
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    19.8k X4JB

    @Minecraftpoweer Cool :)

    4 months ago
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    Very cool, I have now learned how to do this, I'll credit you in the description since I wouldn't know how to do this otherwise. this is the build without this thingy I would be lacking some colors like the sides of the bed. In future projects I'll definitely use it a lot more.

    4 months ago
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    @Zippy6 you can change the smoothness and metallic things in xml by editing the s and m

    4 months ago
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    19.8k X4JB

    @Zippy6 Don't know why it wouldn't work.

    5 months ago
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    14.3k Zippy6

    Does this always result in a flat color or can you make them more metallic?

    5 months ago
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    19.8k X4JB

    @ChiChiWerx Yes, I am thinking about making a mod with just generally more colour slots. First I will have to learn how to do it tho xD

    9 months ago
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    3,734 Chenxiang

    How

    9 months ago
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    624 Sovjetair

    The real statement is why

    +1 10 months ago
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    3,893 Hypixel

    Holy

    10 months ago
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    Someone should make Alaska’s More To Love livery using this! This is epic.

    10 months ago
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    24.5k ChiChiWerx

    I’ve run out of colors on multiple builds, so thanks for figuring this out, I suppose it’s an interface issue, vice an actual limitation of the game.

    10 months ago
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    Am sorry can’t upvote cause it’s 69

    10 months ago
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    you have my respect dude

    no easy work doing gradients

    10 months ago
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    Its beautiful!

    10 months ago
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    7,513 Zanedavid

    On mobile you just have to use the custom paint and make each one a shade lighter, Ive done something similar with some of my planes but since I don’t have many paint options I can’t do as many.

    10 months ago
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    Lol this looks nice, I always loved gradients

    10 months ago
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    19.8k X4JB

    @AnoniMosu Probably some of the most painful 100 parts in my career lol

    10 months ago
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    15.1k AnoniMosu

    Well done, you bumped up overall SP builds part count by 100.

    10 months ago
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    2,330 Abhishek700

    Looks real 😮

    10 months ago
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    Awesome

    10 months ago
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    100 Shades Of Gray

    +6 10 months ago
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    19.8k X4JB

    @MAHADI That would be cool yeah

    10 months ago
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    92.7k MAHADI

    New discovery! now we will find planes with gradient wings!

    +2 10 months ago
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