Alpha channel

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  1. ayrtonforever

    ayrtonforever Registered

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    I don't understand how to use the alpha region when i need six regions. the user guide says: "If you have 6 regions, you need to copy the Alpha region in the PSD Alpha Channel", but i don't understood how effectively do it
     
  2. Daniele Vidimari

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    I think (i tried only a couple of times, and it worked) you simply have to create your mask as usual in the alpha region layer as it is the red, black, blue or green one, then just replace the alpha channel of the file with it. Of course you have then to export the region.dds as a dtx5 dds, and not as a dxt1 as usual.
     
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  3. Daniele Vidimari

    Daniele Vidimari Registered

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    An example:

    A standard skin, followed by its alpha channel, the one we don't have to touch in the template

    Cattura.PNG
    Cattura1.PNG

    And this is the region file followed by its alpha channel
    Cattura2.PNG
    Cattura3.PNG

    The alpha channel of the region.dds is assigned to the blue paint of the livery (but also to some stickers, is a bit messed up, i received this skin from some members of my league), hope it helps anyway.
     
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    do you mean replacing the alpha channel with the mask?
     
  5. Daniele Vidimari

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    Yes exactly, replace the alpha channel with the alpha region layer where you have created the mask.
     
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