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Offline NoLimit

[SA] NoLimit's Green Screen Map (NLGS)
« on: August 14, 2016, 10:15:59 AM »

This map is a complete green screen of the San Andreas map. It has two different brightness of green. One is the 'classic' green screen color and the other one is the darker color. I made this choice because I figured out that it looked awful with only one color, especially in areas where there is little to no shadows such as the desert. It's made from an already existing gta3.img and to be more precise it's from Cartoon Map. All I had to do was to replace the existing texture with green.

I thought it would be easy, but it was a complete nightmare to figure out where the two shades of green should go. Since I have not tried this before, mistakes were bound to happen. I have had this map for 2 years nows, and I thought it was about time to release it to the public. It was quite a coincidence I found this map. I found it when I cleaned up my old laptop.

I spent a lot of time on this map and that's also the reason why I stopped this project.
I have always wanted an SA GS map and I saw a couple of post on forums as well, who asked for this. Someone had to do it! The map is almost complete, and there are a few bugs here and there, which I hope the community could fix if they are in on this map, but it is an overall complete map! I cannot wait for people to see what they can achieve with it.

It is obvious to see it is from an already existing map since there are still the ugly custom cartoon texture cars, which drives around the city. I made mistakes early on. This forced me go back and correct my mistakes but not all mistakes were fixed. It is obvious to see at Bayside Marina in one of the tunnels that go through the mountains that the green color has a bunch of white lines. I have looked multiple times, and I cannot seem to find it in the gta3.img, since I probably stare blind with all the colors of green!

Bayside Marina

Also, the Verdant Meadows has some messed up textures as well. It was hard to tell the differences between the colors in gta.img. Since I used a common rule. Dark textures are dark green, everything else bright. It could also be a mistake from the Cartoon Map. I obviously just repeated the error.

Verdant Meadows

The last one that comes to my mind is near the The Glen Park Skate Park where a fence is missing on the bridge. HUGE MISTAKE. It is a transparent texture, which I thought was a crack texture. There is probably a lot more errors and mistakes I have made. This will not impact the overall usefulness! 

The Glen Park Skate


Offline Rusch69

Re: [SA] NoLimit's Green Screen Map (NLGS)
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2016, 10:53:10 AM »
A green screen map will result in uneven keying due to the different green tones. That's really fiddly to key and probably will require additional masks and threshold adjustments.

While I appreciate all the effort, there's a cleaner and easier way to cut CJ + all vehicles out. Here's an example
It also doesn't suffer from a comic look. I can explain this approach in case anyone is interested.

Offline NoLimit

Re: [SA] NoLimit's Green Screen Map (NLGS)
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 11:03:33 AM »
Yeah, I tried that, but I wanted to have different angles instead normal one.
Maybe I should re-edit the title "Hush inspired map" since there's been multiple videos
already trying to mimic that, but there was never an official easy way to do it.

Also, the comic textures, are easy to replace in the image file I just didn't have the time to
replacing all the textures. Take this map as a project or an experience!

I know there're timecyc greenscreens already and this is really just another layer of element to put
into a stunting video or perhaps any other video if you're creative enough.

Offline λli

Re: [SA] NoLimit's Green Screen Map (NLGS)
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 11:56:02 AM »
Damn! looks nice. Must cost you some effort... I hope it will be useful for someone.

You can even put your face in that babe.  :lol: Idk why, but i see Frank in this. Lol.

Offline PM

Re: [SA] NoLimit's Green Screen Map (NLGS)
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2016, 02:17:16 PM »
Wow, thanks dude!

Offline ARS

Re: [SA] NoLimit's Green Screen Map (NLGS)
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2016, 04:10:10 PM »
I'm not really good at this, i only know that green color is good for chroma key and you can put images or another video and see it on objects, yep? Can you show some examples of usage this thing? Thanks btw, it's a great work!