The reason I learnt how to make my own AI truck traffic was partly because Jazzycat’s MP4 was not made to the same spec as SCS (different UVmap) that and he has started to lock his mods, and I want to respect that by not using any of his own new work.
This frustrated me after waiting so long for him to add the damn thing. But I understand his reasons, I lock my own work after all.
Along with that I obviously wanted variants he hadn’t made. So I started to deconstruct his older works to get an idea of what he had done. I did try this a long time ago and failed miserably. But in the past year my knowledge of blender has grown, as a result I now ‘see’ things differently.
My first test was to cannibalise his Scania ai truck and add the painted front grill. This was successful and it’s been part of my private AI pack for about 8 months. This past week or two I progressed to adding the windkit from the Streamline.
Then I tried to make a working version of the MP4, using part of Jazzycat’s pack and the SCS model. To start with I thought I had done it, but I ran into issues. Lots of issues; which I why I stopped talking about it on FB, so I changed tack. Instead of trying to edit JC’s work I decided to try making my own from scratch.
And with great success the Actros 2009 B Cab came forth.
After successfully doing this, I proceeded to make a tutorial (all by memory I might add, no scripts, no notes) because I have always wanted to help people to do it for themselves, as much as I like making skins and helping people get what they want, I really want to feel like I help them achieve something by doing it themselves, the proper way without ETS2Studio. ;)
Today I decided to have a crack at making the Mp4 again.
I feel proud that I managed to achieve it, and unlike Jazzycat’s model, this sucker uses the default SCS UVmap. Now obviously I need to attach sunshields, sideskirts, and the interior (which will be cannibalised from the 2009 Actros since SCS hasn’t made AI MP4 traffic) and it also needs a LOD model. But hey, this is a near complete truck, and it’s working without any errors.