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ss2gohan

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#1 13 years ago

How do you take the screenshots for the TI, BS, and VL in ModViewer?




NCC74656

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#2 13 years ago

This is how I do it: 1) Get the model positioned the way you want it in ModelViewer. 2) Take a screenshot using PrintScreen. 3) Open up Photoshop or some other photo editor that allows you to create transparent images. In Photoshop: 4) Convert the image to indexed color. View the Color Table and use the eye-dropper to select the blue background to make it transparent. 5) Open up the BS, VL, and TI background bitmaps in Sfc3/Models/ModInfo 6) Copy and paste the model onto its background. You may need to convert the background image to RGB, paste it, and then convert back to Indexed after pasting it. 7) Save :)




Victory123

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#3 13 years ago

You can use a program like Howie's Quick Screen Capture it can take the images easier than with Prnt Screen, and higher quality as well.




Greenvalv

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#4 13 years ago
NCC74656This is how I do it: 1) Get the model positioned the way you want it in ModelViewer. 2) Take a screenshot using PrintScreen. 3) Open up Photoshop or some other photo editor that allows you to create transparent images. In Photoshop: 4) Convert the image to indexed color. View the Color Table and use the eye-dropper to select the blue background to make it transparent. 5) Open up the BS, VL, and TI background bitmaps in Sfc3/Models/ModInfo 6) Copy and paste the model onto its background. You may need to convert the background image to RGB, paste it, and then convert back to Indexed after pasting it. 7) Save :)

Thanks a mil! I'm adding this to my guide.....




NCC74656

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#5 13 years ago
Victory123You can use a program like Howie's Quick Screen Capture it can take the images easier than with Prnt Screen, and higher quality as well.

erm... press a button, paste, very hard, yes ;)... AFAIK print screen is uncompressed, full quality




Sandtrooper

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#6 13 years ago

I'm busy doing images with a ship (the Suq'Jagh from A1/2), and I'm busy redoing some lines on the background..I don't think PSP 3 does transparency unless I'm stupid that I can't find it... (Quote by Victory123: ..program like Howie's Quick Screen Capture... Great program! No wonder PrtSc is so stupid without the program, it dumps screenshots to an random place...) Sizes of the VL, TI, BS backgrounds (in case Green wants to tell us the exact sizes..) : BS size: 304x241 TI size: 141x157 VL size: 598x365




Greenvalv

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#7 13 years ago
I don't think PSP 3 does transparency unless I'm stupid that I can't find it...

Go to "Edit", then hover over "Paste", find "Paste As Transparent Image" or something similar. Works for me in PSP8, I hope it's there in 3 for you.




Victory123

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#8 13 years ago

Before I had 3D Max, I used Fireworks to edit the images. It's so much easier to use than Photoshop. I can't stand adobe products, save for the acrobat reader, but even then I prefer other means. You can get a trial version of Fireworks from Macromedia.com and I can walk you through making transparency and importing unto the backgrounds. BTW, Incase you didn't know, the backgrounds for all the images is located in the Models folder in the folder called ModInfo. You can just simply import your ship images with trans background unto the background images and export as the file you need. Takes all the guesswork out of it.




whatamitnick

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#9 13 years ago

I don't even bother with tranparencies, most of the time. As long as the the ships hull is not black, you can simply select the fill tool and change the blue backround, to black. Then, save the bmp file named appropiately w/ the BS, TI or VL ending. The game will automatically fill in the default grey backround around where the black was previously.




Greenvalv

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#10 13 years ago

That's what I did, but since I'm releasing this stuff in my mod, better make 'em look official......