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L4D: Create a Custom Movie Poster & VPK Part 1/3

Category: Source: L4D 1 & 2
September 15, 2009

L4D: Create a Custom Movie Poster & VPK Part 1/3

Custom Movie Poster and VPK Part 1

Custom Movie Poster and VPK Part 2

Custom Movie Poster and VPK Part 3

L4D Video Tutorial covers the following:

Using L4D PSD Movie Template

Files you need for a movie poster

Movie poster and additional images

Image dimensions

Download Adam Riches PSD Movie Poster.zip [26 megs] (No Longer Available for Download)

Create 4 files:

1. LoadingScreen_MapName.tga

1024x1024 with alpha

Alpha Channel:
White = opaque
Black = transparent

LoadingScreen_MapName.tga 1024x1024 with Alpha

2. OutroTitle_MapName.tga


OutroTitle_MapName.tga 1024x256

3. l4d_mapname.tga


l4d_mapname.tga 256x128

4. addonimage.jpg


addonimage.jpg 128x128

Part 2 covers:

Using VTFedit to create VTF [Valve Texture Format] and VMT [Valve Material Format]

Creating a proper folder structure and placing VTF and VMT images in their proper directories in order to create a VPK file in Part 3.

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Custom Movie Poster and VPK Part 1

Custom Movie Poster and VPK Part 2

Custom Movie Poster and VPK Part 3


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