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Kalek_Dakar

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#1 8 years ago

How do I make a part of a skin completely invisible? I know there is something with alpha layers or something, I am not sure how to do this, I am making a skin and I need to remove a certain part of an arm on the skin removed so I can have a hole, how would I do this? Any help would be appreciated




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#2 8 years ago

if yo uwant a part of the mesh to disappear you can repalce the texture apth ni it'S skin file with *off if you want to make par tof a texture invisible you'll need to use an alpha shader I'm pretty sure someone posted one in a "shader collection" thread I'll try to find it for ya

EDIT : here




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#3 8 years ago

Ah thanks, but how do I use this alpha shader? I know I have to modify the image in some way but I really don't know how

Edit: I just noticed that the title I wrote for this thread makes my grasp of the English language seem very limited. Woops.




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#4 8 years ago
Kalek_Dakar;5417180Ah thanks, but how do I use this alpha shader? I know I have to modify the image in some way but I really don't know how

depends on which format you're using TGA or PNG for TGa you add a new channel so you have the basic RGB channels and a new alpha channel for the alpha channel u use black and white to define transparent and visible areas (white=visible,black=transparent,graytones=inbetween)

for PNG files you remove your backgronud layer and erase out everything you dont want to have in your skin map I dunno what it looks like ni gimp if you do so but in Photoshop and fireworks you get to see a checkered background

I hope I didnt confuse you even more , I suck at explaining stuff :lookaround:




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#5 8 years ago

You have actually been very helpful, thanks Ashura




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#6 8 years ago

ah good =D