ok what program can i use to make them and tell me where to get it "please"
Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop are your best choices. As far as I'm aware there is a shareware version of PSP available from thier main site (www.jasc.com) but I'm not sure about Photoshop (www.adobe.com). Alternatively try www.google.com search engine for a program which can open, edit and resave the format Turevision tarGA (TGA).
Finally, when you go to save a file its best to use: 64*64, 128*128, 256*256, 512*512 or any combinations (64*128 for example) of these pixel sizes, and make sure the files are saved as UNCOMPRESSED and in 24BIT color depth.
Paintshop Pro is probably your best bet if you are just starting out as there is a rather good tutorial in the BBOM for it!! ;)
ok i got this prog called IrfanView and i have made a wirframe but there is always this black box. around the wf while in the game. how do i get rid of that?
and if its any hel the way i have been making them is by starting with a bmp then cnverting to tga. is that the right way or what?
I have never used Ifranveiw so I don't know what it is capable of. I don't think it matters what the image starts out as, as long as you convert it to a uncompressed 24bit tga before you use it, which it sounds like you have done for it to work ingame!! :)
To remove the area around the ship you need to create a Alpha Channel and as I said, I don't know if Ifranveiw will do that.
Paintshop Pro & Photoshop definetly will!! ;)
an how exactly do i creat an alpha channel? i am kinda new to the making of wireframes so im sorry about all the questions. Your help is greatly appriciated.
No problems mate, thats how we learn, by asking questions!! ;)
Iv'e had a look at Irfranview and it appears to be more of a image viewer rather than editor. I can see no way of making an Alpha Channel with it. I really recommend that you download Paintshop Pro and Westworlds Big Book of Modding, as I said before there is a good tutorial in it on making wireframes. :)
omg guys i did it. Thanks to all the people who helped me. BTW i made new wireframes for the type 5, type 9, type 6, anomie and the armoured voyager if you need em ill e-mail them to ya. Thanks to everyone who help out.
Congrats!!! Well Done!!! :banana: