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John Kerry

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#1 15 years ago

ok what program can i use to make them and tell me where to get it "please"




Major A Payne

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#2 15 years ago

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.




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#3 15 years ago

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!! ;)




John Kerry

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#4 15 years ago

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?




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#5 15 years ago

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!! ;)




John Kerry

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#6 15 years ago

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.




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#7 15 years ago

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. :)




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#8 15 years ago

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.




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#9 15 years ago

Congrats!!! Well Done!!! :banana: