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Creating Custom Skins! (complex)

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Stampede2011

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The more complex, but better way to view and edit texture files! Having some previous knowledge is helpful, but not required!

Obtaining the Texture File
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Download or locate the 2.7.1 version of the Pixelmon Generations Mod jar file. You can download this version from the #downloads channel of the Official Pixelmon Generations Discord.
WARNING: 2.7.1 is required in order to view the model in Blender. Any newer version of the mod will have a different and compressed version of the model files, making them not possible to be opened in Blender without special tools. If a model and texture file has been updated since 2.7.1, you will not be able to use this tutorial and must use the simple tutorial.
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2. Open the Pixelmon Generations jar file using a program like Winrar. You can download it from here.
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3. With the Pixelmon Generations jar file opened with Winrar, go to the following path: assets\pixelmon\textures\pokemon\
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4. Drag the .png file of the Pokemon you're looking to edit out of the folder and onto your Desktop!
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Obtaining the Model File
1.
Open the same Pixelmon Generations jar file as before using a program like Winrar.
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2. With the Pixelmon Generations jar file opened with Winrar, go to the following path: assets\pixelmon\models\pokemon\.
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3. Open the folder of the desired Pixelmon and drag the .smd file of the Pokemon you're looking to edit out of the folder and onto your Desktop!
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Opening the Model in Blender
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Open the Blender program and get the Source Tools add-on to allow Blender to open .smd models. You can get Blender from here and Source Tools from here.
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1a. To install the add-on in Blender, goto Edit -> Preferences -> Add-ons.
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1b. Find the location of the Source Tools .zip file and select it, then click Install Add-on.
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1c. Check the box next to the Source Tools add-on to enable it.
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2. Open the model by selecting File -> Import -> Source Engine, finding the desired .smd file, and clicking Import.
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Adding the Texture File
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Select the model on the Viewer and in the bottom right side Properties window, select Material Properties (the sphere).
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2. Select the Material Node on the right side Material Properties window (something like Material.001) and select the gray Use Node button (should go blue).
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3. Click the Shading button located at the top middle and select the model.
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4. On the new bottom window, click on the gray grid and press Shift+A. Then select Texture->Image Texture and then click somewhere on the grid to place the box.
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5. On the newly placed orange box, click and hold on the circle next to Color and drag it to the green box's Base Color circle to connect them.
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6. Select the Open button on the orange box and then find and choose the texture file you downloaded for that Pokemon.
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Editing the Texture File (this can also be done in an external program)
1. Click the Texture Paint button located at the top middle.
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2. Choose a panel to edit on and choose your brush color, brush size, and brush strength at the top of that panel (note: the left panel is for painting on the texture file, while the right side is for painting directly on the model).
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3. When you have finished editing, select the Image button on the left hand side and press Save.
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Viewing your Texture File in-game
1.
Create a blank resource pack. You can download a blank resource pack we made here.
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2. Open the resource pack and drop your texture file into the following file path: assets\pixelmon\textures\pokemon\
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3. Place the resource pack into the resourcepack folder of your game files and load the resourcepack on your client.
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