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I'm too cool to Post

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#1 16 years ago

How do you make ship icons? I'm extremly stupid, so please help me out.


GF Pwns Me!

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#2 16 years ago

ships icons are 128x128 tga files they have color channels red, blue, green, yellow and an alpha channel which lets the ship icon be see through in the tactical display. You can render a ship directly in 3dstudio max (it already makes the alpha for you.) Or you can make them with Photoshop 6.0. But the easiest way is rendering your ship in 3d max at 128x128 and saving the render as a tga.

Clear as mud? Hope that helps.


Hardpointer/MPMP Creator

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#3 16 years ago

you can do it in both.. i find it easier to do it in PS because i use the select tool and click on the black background, then inverse and it outlines the ship. then while its still selected opent the alpha channel and paint it white...