Unpainted sections on my mechs ruin the color scheme

Kissybear85

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I think I know what you are referring to.

I have noticed that areas of the model that deal with dynamic hardpoints seem to not have a color or camo applied.

Basically where the missile tubes or laser lenses appear when populated on the mech.

This may be a limitation derived from how the model is built. It might be those areas because they dynamically change with load out might not be treated the same as a surface that stays more static with load out.

Just a guess on my part.
I think that's at least half right. Many of the dynamic hapd points are unpainted, yet some are painted. And other areas of the mechs also appear unpainted.
 

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Thank you, that's helpful. Other users have reported, that they did not have these unpainted sections, and that it might be a bug, so that complicated things a bit. It sucks that they would make these unpainted sections clash with most of the available color schemes. On at least half the patterns its very pronunced.
I think some of the confusion comes from calling them unpainted. Technically, they aren't "unpainted." The texture files are complete and cover the whole mech. The blue-grey appearance of some sections is intentional and not a bug. It's just that in-game, they aren't painted or the paint is has been worn off.

I blame Yang for spending all our paint money on questionable hamburgers.
 

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I blame Yang for spending all our paint money on questionable hamburgers.

I was informed "it was skimping on paint or Sumire's coffee budget". And considering the last time she didn't have coffee, she landed on Dekker....
 
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The Vindicator is Black/Metallic Red/Metallic White as seen in the first picture. The others are Green/Metallic Yellow/Green. It kinda feel like these grey/blue sections are "unpainted" or something.
Also important to note is the pattern; there's usually five or six patterns to choose from; some work better with the unpainted portions better than others.
But yeah, those sections aren't supposed to take paint; it's an artistic choice on HBS' part to represent our 'Mechs being old, beaten-up, and not necessarily in pristine condition.
You may also have noted that most of the patterns result in paint that's definitely worn, scratched, and weathered; that's part of the same artistic choice.